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@undp_pacific  We are development experts working in 15 countries in the Pacific. We empower lives & build resilient nations. Focused on #humandevelopment #SDGs

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The Youth in Organics for Income project empowers #youth with opportunities to diversify their income through training in #organic farming techniques and social entrepreneurship. Here, Seini is producing all #natural soap made from 100% virgin coconut oil. 🥥 This project is supported by the Australian and Fiji Governments and @lovingislands.

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Panapasa and his family lost everything after a fire that destroyed their home. However, with help from #FijiCare 🇫🇯 and @uncdf Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme, he was able to rebuild his home just two months after the fire. Affordable #microinsurance schemes provide protection for life and funeral expenses, personal accidents and fires.

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Age, injuries, distance and the access to and cost of transport 🚣 are major challenges that people on Beqa Island, #Fiji face in accessing government services. The Rights, Empowerment and Cohesion (REACH) for Rural and Urban Fijians Project brings mobile service delivery to the doorsteps of persons like Mr. Taimalawai. Click link in bio to find out more about #FijiREACH. Supported by the Governments of Japan 🇯🇵and Fiji 🇫🇯.

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As part of their efforts to #beatplasticpollution , the crew of the Uto ni Yalo facilitated the collection and safe disposal of more than 2,000 kgs of trash in the oceans surrounding the #Fiji islands in 2017. #worldenvironmentday 🌏 📸: Andrea Egan, Biu Kacimaiwai & Uto ni Yalo Trust

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"I had only read about tsunamis in the classroom but now I have experienced the evacuation drill & know what to do if a tsunami happens." - Losaviti Dugutara, Grade 7 The last deadly #tsunami ravaged Papua New Guinea (PNG) in 1998. Losaviti was born 10 years after the tragedy but it is likely her generation will have a similar experience. Located in the Pacific "Ring of Fire," a hotspot for seismic activity, PNG suffers from several earthquakes every year. Therefore, hazard awareness & emergency evacuation drills in schools are vital to prepare the young generation for a life with natural hazards. The "Strengthening School Preparedness for Tsunamis Project" is facilitated by @undp and funded by the Government of #Japan. 📸: UNDP/Kim Allen

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We expressed solidarity with the #LGBTI people on the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia by raising the #rainbow flag for the first time at the #UN House in Suva, Fiji. Let's recommit to building a more just and inclusive world where well- being, human dignity and opportunity are for everyone, including LGBTI people and their families.

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2 months ago

11 years after a local tsunami devastated Simbo Island in the Western Province of Solomon Islands 🇸🇧, an evacuation drill was conducted for 370 school children to test their #tsunami preparedness. In total 770 students have participated in the drills across the #SolomonIslands through the Strengthening School Preparedness for Tsunamis in the Asia-Pacific region project. This initiative is led by the Government of Japan and @undp. 📸: Yuko Morikawa, Embassy of Japan and Deltina Solomon, UNDP Solomon Islands

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Malaria is a preventable and treatable disease, yet it continues to claim lives around the world. UNDP in the Pacific has partnered with the Global Fund and the #Vanuatu Ministry of Health to increase access to insecticide-treated bednets - one of the most effective ways to prevent malaria.The province of Tafea, Vanuatu achieved malaria-free status in 2017. Full video: https://vimeo.com/216443648

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3 months ago

A century ago, #Asia was home to as many as 100,000 wild #tigers. Today, only 3,900 of these big cats remain in the wild. Join  @UNDP Goodwill Ambassador  @michelleyeoh_official 's #TeamTiger and help to double the global tiger population by 2022! To participate in the #WildforLife Big Cat Challenge, visit https://bit.ly/2HWtQ3z.

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By enabling young people in the region to develop their own social innovation projects, @youthcolab is finding more efficient ways of reducing poverty, disease, inequality and climate change. Between March 26 - 28, young innovators will raise their opinions to government and business leaders at the Youth Co:Lab Summit. One of the prizes awarded at the Youth Co:Lab Summit, will be the Popular Choice Award. Vote for YOUR favourite social innovation by liking their picture on http://bit.ly2u9tbsp !

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Ruth Kamu, a market vendor in Honiara, Solomon Islands used to hide her savings at her market stall where she became a victim of theft. Today she is safely saving money and earning interest through her #micropension account, a @uncdf PFIP initiative funded by @dfat

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Rita Kawai grows lettuce, tomatoes and capsicums in her garden in Etas, Vanuatu. Surplus produce enables her to sell at local markets and provide other families with nutritious food. Rita was introduced to small land space gardening techniques by the Small Grants Programme in conjunction with Global Environment Facility, UNDP and the Vanuatu Government. #Champions4Equality #TimeisNow

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This week Rt. Honourable Jacinta Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand visited the Pacific nations of Samoa, Niue, Tonga and the Cook Islands. During her trip, the PM visited the temporary Chamber for the Tongan Legislative Assembly. They received the provisions needed to continue with their March sitting for Parliament as scheduled, despite the destruction caused by TC Gita. This was done through UNDP's Pacific Parliamentary Effectiveness Initiative, funded by the NZ gov't. UNDP thanks Rt. Hon @jacindaardern for her gov't's support & for being a role model for women & girls throughout the Pacific region. #IWD2018 #TimeisNow #Champions4Equality Photo Credit: @cookislandsnews

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3,260 students and 162 teachers from five schools in Suva, Fiji participated in simultaneous evacuation drills in tsunami prone areas. This exercise was a collaborative effort by the Fiji National Disaster Management Office, @mofajapan and @undp .

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Loraini is a 72 year-old grandmother. When her daughter and her daughter's husband passed away suddenly, she had to look after her young grandchildren. The #FijiREACH project provides a social safety net for persons like Loraini by helping them to access essential government services. #UNDP #Fiji #SDG16

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