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Japan Govt ink deal to assist Pacific parliaments

Talebula Kate
Monday, March 05, 2018

Update: 6:37PM AN agreement signed today will allow the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to provide new support to the Parliaments of Samoa, Republic of Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia, and significantly scale up ongoing support to the Parliaments of Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji.

The USD$5.2m (FJD $10.51m) agreement was signed by the Government of Japan and UNDP to allow its current parliamentary development work to be scaled up and replicated to support six Pacific Parliaments. 

As one of the recipients for the project and in delivering her welcome remarks, Speaker for the Fiji Parliament, Dr Jiko Luveni was excited about the prospects this would have for the Fiji Parliament as well as its Secretariat staff.

"Our Honourable Members and our Parliament staff have benefited greatly from previous and existing partnerships with UNDP and the Governments of Australia, New Zealand and again, Japan," Dr Luveni said.

The focus of the programme will include capacity building for Legislators and Parliament staff, support to build the capacity and effectiveness of Parliament Committees and activities to mainstream the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the work of the Parliaments.

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