The UN in the Pacific: Supporting Pacific Island Countries to Attain the Sustainable Development Goals

Event details

SSGM Seminar

Date & time

Thursday 15 February 2018


Molonglo Theatre, JG Crawford Building (132), Lennox Crossing, ANU
ANU Canberra


Various speakers


Hannah McMahon
6125 8394

The United Nations Pacific Strategy (UNPS) 2018-2022 is a five year strategic framework that outlines the collective response of the UN system to the development priorities in 14 Pacific Island Countries and Territories, namely Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. The UNPS supports the 14 governments and peoples in the Pacific to advance a localised response to the global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It prioritises six outcome areas: 1) Climate Change, Disaster Resilience and Environmental Protection; 2) Gender Equality; 3) Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Empowerment; 4) Equitable Basic Services (health, education, social protection); 5) Governance and Community Engagement; and 6) Human Rights.

In this panel discussion, hosted by the ANU’s Department of Pacific Affairs, several senior representatives from UN Pacific Offices will provide an overview of the UNPS 2018-2022 and their efforts in the six outcome areas outlined above. More broadly, they will discuss planned support for Pacific Island countries to advance the 2030 Agenda (SDGs) at national level and at the regional level and the value of the multilateral approach.


Ms Osnat Lubrani
UN Resident Coordinator in the Pacific
Mr Sheldon Yett
Resident Representative, UNICEF
Mr Bruce Campbell
Director and Representative, UNFPA Sub-regional Office
Dr Corinne Capuano
Director of Pacific Technical Support and WHO Representative to the South Pacific
Mr Nicolas Burniat
Deputy Representative, UNWomen Fiji Multi-Country Office

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