United Nations Development programme
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pacific Office in Fiji is a component of the United Nation's global development network, which advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experiences and resources to help people build a better life. The Pacific Office in Fiji is part of the 177-Country-Office UNDP network, working with countries to assist in the implementation of their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on tools, skills and expertise of UNDP and our wide range of partners.
The UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji provides country and regional support to 15 countries and territories in the Pacific with a total population of 2.4 million people. It’s strategic plan focuses on Effective Governance, Inclusive Growth, Resilience and Sustainable Development where gender and human rights are mainstreamed. Also part of its core work is to support countries in integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into national development plans and policies, a set of 17 Global Goals calling to action an end to poverty, protection of the planet and ensuring all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
Working across multiple goals provides UNDP valuable experience and proven policy expertise to ensure the targets set out in the SDGs are reached by the year 2030. But this cannot be done alone. Achieving the SDGs requires partnership of governments, private sector, civil society and citizens alike to ensure there is a better planet for future generations. The My Fiji Shark Initiative is one of UNDP’s private sector partnership to help Fiji reach ‘SDG 14 Life Below Water’, which is to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, sea and marine resources for sustainable development. The initiative is implemented by Beqa Adventure Divers in partnership with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation with support from UNDP. For more information, please visit www.pacific.undp.org.