The Fijian Speaker of Parliament Honourable Dr Jiko Luveni this afternoon shared her experience of the Parliamentary mission to the United Kingdom during a debriefing session held at the European Union's official residence.
The European Union Delegation welcomes the abolition of the death penalty in Fiji. This is an important commitment to the respect of human rights and a strong signal to other countries of the Pacific that still have death penalty.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) Office for Pacific Island Countries today (February 18) launched Phase II of the European Union (EU) funded Tackling Child Labour through Education (TACKLE) Project.
- 17/02/15 - High Level EU Delegation Visit EU Sugar Projects in the West
The European Union Ambassador for the Pacific, HE Andrew Jacobs, the British High Commissioner, HE Roderick Drummond and the Ambassador for France in Fiji, HE Michel Djokovic are on a tour of European Union-supported projects in the Western division today. The projects target the sugar industry and those involved in it.
- 13/02/15 - USP, EU Launch Partnership Awareness
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the Delegation of the European Union for the Pacific (EU) today launched a series of initiatives to create awareness on their partnership and its benefits to the Pacific region. This was in line with the recent launching of the European Year for Development (EYD 2015) by the European Union, with the theme Our World, Our Dignity, Our Future. The EYD 2015 campaign is dedicated towards raising awareness on the effectiveness of the EU as an active development partner in the Pacific region and around the world.
- 10/02/15 - European Union Ambassador on official visit to the Cook Islands
The European Union Ambassador for the Pacific, HE Andrew Jacobs, is on an official visit to the Cook Islands this week (9-12 February) to attend the annual Development Partners meeting.
- 05/02/15 - 14/02/15 - Reminder for Call for Proposals: Strengthening the Civil Society in promoting Human Rights and development in Fiji
Civil society organisations are reminded of the approaching deadline for submitting the concept notes (Friday 13 Februray 2015, 4pm Fiji Time), as well as of some information in regards to the procedure to be followed.
- 04/02/15 - EU announces new support for sustainable development of Kiribati
EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, has today announced new EU support of €23 million for Kiribati, which represents almost a doubling (an increase of 80%) of previous EU support (between 2008 and 2013.) The new commitment was announced in Brussels as the Commissioner joined His Excellency, Anote Tong, President of Kiribati, to sign the National Indicative Plan 2014-2020 for Kiribati under the European Development Fund.
- 30/01/15 - Call for proposals: Strengthening the Civil Society in promoting Human Rights and development in Fiji
Interested parties are advised that the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document for the Call is now availale online.
- 29/01/15 - Improving the livelihoods of rural women in Fiji
A partnership between the European Union and local NGO, Foundation for Rural Integration and Enterprise of Fiji (FRIEND) helped a 57-year-old in Rakiraki to create her own business. The EU-funded project is helping many rural women across Fiji earn money by engaging them in the production of herbs, fruits and vegetables, honey and providing other opportunities for them.
- 23/01/15 - European Year for Development: Telling the stories which deserve to be told
The European Union officially launched the European Year for Development 2015 (#EYD2015) in the Pacific this week with media, regional and international organisations and civil society partners.
- 20/01/15 - European Union to Boost Ha'apai Cyclone Recovery Efforts
More than 1,000 households and 30 commercial and government offices on Ha ‘apai in the Kingdom of Tonga, will benefit from more efficient energy networks thanks to a TOP 2.3 million (€1 million) grant from the European Union. The funds will be released to the Government of Tonga as part of cyclone rehabilitation efforts. The island of Ha'apai sustained serious damage and significant power losses following Cyclone Ian in early 2014 when its energy grid was badly affected after 90 percent of the power lines on the island were damaged.
- 20/01/15 - European Union Project Helps to Keep Kids in School
A new EU-supported programme implemented by Takiama Ma’a Tonga Incorporated (TMT) will help address the increasing rate of school dropouts in the Kingdom. The TOP 280,000 initiative will ensure that adequate strategies and programmes are put in place to significantly and rapidly reduce the number of dropouts. This innovative programme will allow all stakeholders, including policy makers, school leaders, teachers, parents, children and their communities to work together to keep children in schools.
EU, Council to launch a Debt Management Brochure
The Consumer Council of Fiji with the support of the European Union is scheduled to launch a Debt Management Brochure, this Thursday (26th February) in Suva.