Features Archive September 2022

Economic inclusion is an important first step in ensuring that a person living with a disability is exposed to support groups or trainings that can help them improve their situation.

People with Disability in Solomon Islands Calls for Fair Treatment in Employment and Business

Running a business from home is popular with entrepreneurs, for reasons such as convenience, cost savings and flexibility. For those who are affected by health issues and disabilities, a home setting can also provide the freedom and flexibility they need to run a successful business.
The handover was organized by the UNDP Transparency and Accountability for the People of Solomon Islands – The Project for Strengthening the Capacities to Combat Corruption (TAPSCCC). The project is implemented by UNDP Solomon Islands and has received financial support from the Governments of Solomon Islands and Japan.

Enhancing SIICAC & Anticorruption Secretariat Effectiveness and Transparency

The UN Development Programme and the Japanese Embassy in Solomon Islands held a handover ceremony to deliver equipment to the Solomon Islands Independent Commission Against Corruption (SIICAC) and the Anticorruption Secretariat under the Office of the Prime Minister.
Pacific Partnership 2022 (PP22) leadership, Solomon Island leaders, and members of the international diplomatic corps in the Solomon Islands pose for a photo during the PP22 Solomon Islands closing ceremony aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19).

USNS Mercy Team Concludes Pacific Partnership in Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands-Pacific Partnership 2022 team wrapped up two weeks of collaboration across several lines of effort during a closing ceremony on board USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), Sept. 10, 2022.
More than 50 representatives from oversight and integrity institutions gathered to identify and build consensus on possible areas of intra-institutional cooperation related to exchange and use of information, investigative assistance, case referrals, and other issues.

Strengthening Inter-institutional Anti-corruption Coordination in Solomon Islands

A two-day strategic planning workshop organized by the UN Development Programme in the Pacific under the Transparency and Accountability (Solomon Islands) and Strengthening Anticorruption, Transparency and Accountability in Pacific Island Countries Project’ (‘Pacific Anti-Corruption Project’) was organized recently.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, and Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare review an honor guard in Beijing.

Solomon Islands’ Election Postponement Plans Ensure Global Scrutiny Will Continue

There has been a flurry of international media and commentary attention on Solomon Islands in recent months. Since the news broke of Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s intention to sign a security agreement with the People’s Republic of China, scrutiny of his every move and word has been intense.