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13 Dec 2018 description
report Government of Fiji

12/13/2018
Your Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen

Bula Vinaka and a very good morning to you all.

Nothing is more important to us as climate-vulnerable nations than to have the means to adequately adapt to the frightening new era that is upon us - the extreme weather events, rising seas and changes to agriculture caused by climate change.

05 Dec 2018 description

About a quarter of schools damaged by Cyclone Winston still need to be repaired nearly three years after the massive storm hit Fiji.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

04 Dec 2018 description

MANILA, December 5, 2018 – Global housing nonprofit marks International Volunteer Day today with the launch of the 2019 Habitat for Humanity Young Leaders Build, the largest youth movement dedicated to housing in Asia-Pacific. Joining the millions of supporters from previous campaigns, thousands of supporters, including youth groups from all over the region, are called to champion the cause of decent, affordable housing. In solidarity with IVD 2018’s theme, Habitat supporters will speak out about housing’s role in building sustainable, resilient communities

29 Nov 2018 description

Fiji is to press ahead with an early warning system for floods. Experts, staff of the Fiji Meteorological Service and Disaster Management Office met in Nadi, Fiji from 12 to 16 November 2018, to discuss the implementation of the Flash Flood Guidance System (FFGS). The meeting discussed and developed a work plan for the implementation of FijiFFGS, a name chosen to ensure ownership of the project, and show that its applications are specifically targeting the islands of Fiji.

15 Nov 2018 description

On the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and with the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the monitoring of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, the ERC is implementing several development projects to support the education sector in areas affected by hurricanes in Fiji.

19 Oct 2018 description

A flood alert has been issued for low lying areas in Fiji and disaster authorities are advising people to be prepared with heavy rain forecast across the country.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

17 Oct 2018 description

The need to accelerate climate change adaptation and improve multi-hazard early warning systems to increase resilience to extreme weather took centre-stage at WMO’s Regional Association for Asia and the Pacific (RAV), hosted by Tonga from 15-17 October.

17 Oct 2018 description

Pacific countries presented the status of progress in the development of their early warning systems as part of a three-year project entitled “Strengthening Hydro-meteorological and Early Warning Services in the Pacific”.

Representatives from Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu provided updates at a session in Tonga on progress and priorities.

16 Oct 2018 description

Warmer temperatures and increased rainfall can pose threats to our livelihoods and health by impacting the quality of water we drink, the food we consume, and the weather we experience.

But there are also vector-borne diseases (carried by mosquitoes and other insects), and water-borne bacteria and viruses, that become prevalent during periods of high and low rainfall, which pose great health risks to local populations. For example, increased risks of contracting dengue fever, chikungunya, malaria, and other diseases.

29 Sep 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/12071

Assemblée générale Plénière
Soixante-treizième session, 12e & 13e séances plénières, matin & après-midi

28 Sep 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/12071

General Assembly Plenary
Seventy-third Session, 12th & 13th Meetings (AM & PM)

As the General Assembly entered the fourth day of its general debate today, world leaders once again called to the fore the threats posed by climate change and unilateralism and their impact on international peace and security, while also highlighting several successful transitions from conflict to peace as proof that diplomacy and multilateralism are effective and offer a hopeful sign for the future.

27 Sep 2018 description

by Olivia Warrick

Disaster managers from Pacific Red Cross National Societies this week held their annual forum in Fiji’s RakiRaki Town, where discussions centred on “putting the last mile first” through early warning early action.

A global El Niño watch is currently in effect and the workshop was seen as timely since this could have potentially severe, but opposite, effects in different parts of the Pacific region.

12 Sep 2018 description

Fiji has received around $US4.6 million dollars of Chinese aid to go towards peacekeeping efforts and disaster relief.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

07 Sep 2018 description
report Pacific Community

The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) team are in Nadi this week, to carry out Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) training with workers and volunteers appointed to work different functional areas of the EOC, at a national, provincial, regional and village/local emergency level. The Nadi EOC is the fifth centre to receive EOC training, with ten trainings in total planned to be completed by the end of October, in preparation for the up-coming disaster season.

29 Aug 2018 description

SUVA, 28 August 2018 – Today, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and The Pacific Community (SPC) announced a new partnership to support the strengthening of data collection and data analysis to improve the lives of the most vulnerable children, women and people with disabilities across the Pacific islands and territories.

The collection and dissemination of reliable data of children and women worldwide is vital to identify and plan for their needs and to inform policies.

10 Aug 2018 description

Suva, Fiji / Canberra, Australia, 9 August, 2018—The Government of Australia and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, have entered into a partnership with six Pacific governments to transform lives by ensuring more women and young people in the Pacific can access sexual and reproductive health services.

30 Jul 2018 description
report Government of Samoa

26-27 July, Leaders of Pacific SIDs including Samoa met in Suva, Fiji for the Second Climate Action Partnership Program, to review outcomes of the Climate Change Conference of the Parties in Bonn (COP23) 2017 to prepare for COP 24 in Poland 2018. Australia, New Zealand and the territories were also invited and contributed during informal sessions. Fiji holding the Presidency of the COP23 continues to hold regional dialogue to harness a common coordinated voice to regional priorities endorsed.

20 Jul 2018 description

Authorities in Fiji have started releasing batches of infected mosquitoes around Suva in a bid to control diseases like dengue.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

02 Jul 2018 description

Objectif:

Soutenir le rétablissement des secteurs de l’agriculture et de la pêche, en particulier dans les 12 zones touchées par le cyclone.

Partenaires:

Le Ministère des pêches et des forêts, le Ministère des pêches (MP), l’Autorité de biosécurité des Fidji (FBA) et la Communauté du Pacifique.

Bénéficiaires directs:

331 aquaculteurs et 18 agents du FBA.

Activités réalisées: