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  • Pacific Islands are in top 10 countries with the highest rates of obesity - as well as diabetes.The NCD Roadmap was created at the request of the Pacific Finance and Economic Ministers. It was jointly prepared by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand Aid Programme, the World Bank and the World Health Organization. Read More »

  • As populations grow, the number of young people increases, and people increasingly concentrate in urban areas, new strategies will be needed to address growing employment challenges in the Pacific Islands. Read More »

  • While women are becoming increasingly better educated, they continue to lack access to land, finance and jobs, and much of their work is overwhelmingly undervalued. Watch discussion on addressing gender gaps in employment. Read More »

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Pacific Islands unit based in Sydney
(+61-2) 9223 7773

Level 19 14 Martin Place Sydney NSW 2000
Australia

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USA

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