Natawa Primary School is a coeducational school located about three kilometres from Tavua town. There are seven teachers, 150 students as well as 23 kindergarten students.

The UN in the Pacific

Natawa Primary School is a coeducational school located about three kilometres from Tavua town. There are seven teachers, 150 students as well as 23 kindergarten students.
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UN multi-country engagement in the Pacific is led by two Resident Coordinators and a Joint UN Country Team linked across two regional hubs, operating regionally out of Fiji and Samoa. There are 10 Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) under the leadership of the Fiji Multi-Country Office (MCO) including Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu; and four PICTs under the leadership of the Samoa MCO including Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tokelau.

There are 26 UN resident agencies in the Pacific; with 16 agencies based in Fiji and 10 agencies based in Samoa. UN agencies such as UNHCR are based outside the region, but collaborate with in-country agencies and Joint Presence Offices and Country Coordination Specialists to meet their country level obligations. Non-resident agencies include IAEA (Geneva), UNCDF, UN Environment, UN-Habitat (Fukuoka), UNIDO, UNCTAD, and UNODC (Bangkok). These agencies implement projects and programs in the region in partnership with resident agencies

The United Nations Pacific Strategy 2018-2022 is a multi-country, outcome level, strategic framework that presents a coordinated approach to support the 14 PICTs across the Pacific. The six outcomes address strategic priorities that promote mutual accountability for development results in the Pacific, further Pacific to Pacific cooperation, and enable the targeting of valuable UN resources to areas where they are most needed.

Milestones

The Sustainable Development Goals in Pacific

The Sustainable Development Goals are a global call to action to end poverty, protect the earth's environment and climate, and ensure that people everywhere can enjoy peace and prosperity. These are the goals the UN is working on in the Pacific.