UNDP and Japanese government help Vanuatu

The equipment includes hand and power tools for about 500 workers and associated protective gear.

The workers can be mobilized to undertake rehabilitation of community infrastructure or activities such as debris removal and solid waste management. The equipment will also be used to support basic carpentry training for youths.

UNDP, Vanuatu RTI Unit training on implementation of RTI Law

The training is organised by the Right to Information Unit in partnership with UNDP from 9th to 13th April 2018. Mrs Aylair Livingstone and Mrs Lavenia Rokovucago will be representing UNDP as RTI Consultants facilitating this training.

Mrs Livingstone has contributed to the development of the National RTI Policy and drafting of the RTI Act with assistance from the RTI Steering Committee and the State Law Office.

Shepherd Island continues to rebuild after devastating cyclone Pam

Through the Vanuatu Livelihoods for Resilience Initiative under the Tropical Cyclone (TC) Pam Recovery Project, the people of Shepherd Island in the Shefa Province of Vanuatu continue to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of TC Pam.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Government of Russian Federation recently handed over community goods and opened community centers for the Tongoa, Tongariki, Buninga, Mataso and Makira communities of the Shepherd Island to aid their recovery efforts.

UN calls for increased efforts to combat corruption

Corruption is an issue that affects all countries around the world.

It contributes to a lack of trust and confidence in governance and leadership, undermines democracy, and sets countries back economically.

In a statement, the UNDP says: “Strengthening anti-corruption measures and building transparent institutions is a priority task for governments and citizens around the world, including in Papua New Guinea.