UNDP hands over personal protective equipment boosting Nauru COVID-19 preparations

The equipment was made available through the Disaster Resilience for Pacific Small Island Developing States (RESPAC) project. Amongst other priorities, the project aims to strengthen the Republic of Nauru’s preparedness for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The PPE was presented to Health Attaché, Sharon Aremwa by the RESPAC Project Manager and UNDP Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Advisor, Noud Leenders in Suva recently. .

UNDP seeking unprecedented COVID-19 support for vulnerable countries

Income losses are expected to exceed $220 billion in developing countries, and nearly half of all jobs in Africa could be lost. With an estimated 55 per cent of the global population having no access to social protection, these losses will reverberate across societies, impacting education, human rights and, in the most severe cases, basic food security and nutrition.

UNDP to launch electoral support project in Nauru

The Nauru Electoral Support Project (NESP) will undertake a number of activities which include strengthening civic education and voter awareness in Nauru, supporting the Electoral Commission with legal and technical advisory capacity and enhancing women’s electoral participation.  

In his meeting with the Electoral Commission in Nauru, the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Assistant Administrator, and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Haoliang Xu reaffirmed UNDP’s ongoing support to the Government of Nauru.  

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.

UN partners with Government of Nauru

The UN has directly contributed about USD4.16 million to programmes and projects in Nauru in the current programme period 2013-2017 and also makes significant contributions to regional activities throughout the Pacific.

“The Pacific Strategy will be the high-level guiding document for UN initiatives in the region until 2022 so we want to make sure it responds to the needs of our partners and helps to achieve sustainable development outcomes that really make a difference to communities,” said Lubrani.