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New Fijian Minister for Local Government to push for municipal elections

Newly elected Minister for Local Government in Fiji, Praveen Bala has said one of his immediete tasks would be to ensure municipal elections are held for all towns and cities in Fiji.

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Apia Statement on Small Island Developing States and the Role of Local Government in the Pacific

Local Government statement produced at the 2014 Third UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Samoa.

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Mobilizing the Nation to Advance the S.A.M.O.A Pathway

The Role of Local Village Governments in Ensuring the Success of the Samoa SIDS Conference
A paper prepared by Nanai of CLGF in preparation for the SIDS Conference which was held in Samoa in early September.

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Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) Pacific

The CLGF Pacific works with national and local government and other stakeholders in the Pacific region to strengthen local democracy and improve service delivery. Working with central governments, city and town councils in eight Pacific island countries (Cook Islands, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu), CLGF is promoting and encouraging regional exchange and capacity building by strengthening institutions and improving service delivery at the sub-national level.

The CLGF Pacific was set up to support local government management in the unique complex and changing Pacific environment, characterised by rapid urbanisation which brings specific challenges and opportunities.  The CLGF Pacific works with urban local and sub-national governments in the region to help them tackle these challenges and maximise the development opportunities.

The new CLGF Pacific Local Government Strengthening Program was launched on 3 November 2011 at the Pacific Local Government Annual Forum. The project will run from 2011-2015 and represents the second major phase of CLGF's work in the region. It reflects the outcomes of extensive review and consultations with regional stakeholders, including at the Regional Symposium in Port Vila, October 2010 and builds on the existing work and experience of CLGF work with local government in the region.

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Projects and activities

PHASE 1 (2005- 2010)

CLGF Pacific Local Government Capacity Building Project
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PHASE 2 (2011-2015)

CLGF Pacific Local Government Strengthening Program read more>

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Pacific Local Government Forum

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