Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals

The SDGs can only be realized with strong global partnerships and cooperation. Official Development Assistance remained steady but below target, at US$147 billion in 2017. While humanitarian crises brought on by conflict or natural disasters continue to demand more financial resources and aid. Many countries also require Official Development Assistance to encourage growth and trade.

The world is more interconnected than ever. Improving access to technology and knowledge is an important way to share ideas and foster innovation. Coordinating policies to help developing countries manage their debt, as well as promoting investment for the least developed, is vital for sustainable growth and development.

The goals aim to enhance North-South and South-South cooperation by supporting national plans to achieve all the targets. Promoting international trade, and helping developing countries increase their exports is all part of achieving a universal rules-based and equitable trading system that is fair and open and benefits all.

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FNU’s CMNHS Hosts Flag Raising Ceremony

The Fiji National University’s College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (CMNHS) regional students gathered in the spirit of unity and solidarity to celebrate the rich tapestry of cultures that grace the university with their beauty and diversity last Wednesday. In a world marked by division and discord, it is more important than ever that...Read More

FNU signs MOU with OHPL

Fiji National University (FNU) and Oceania Hospitals Pte Ltd (OHPL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), establishing a strategic partnership to enhance healthcare education in Fiji. The collaboration will provide FNU students with exceptional opportunities to gain practical experience within OHPL’s healthcare environment. The MOU centres on work attachment programmes that will allow FNU...Read More

Fiji National University collaborates with Beijing Normal University

Fiji National University and Beijing Normal University of the People’s Republic of China have deepened ties through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  signed at the Nasinu Campus on March 4. As part of the Memorandum of Understanding, both universities laid out opportunities to grow through student exchange programmes and research, with hopes to inspire the...Read More

FNU’s CMNHS Dental team conducts outreach at the Kalabu Village

Fiji National University’s (FNU) College of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences (CMNHS) conducted an oral health screening for the residents of Kalabu Village in Nasinu. The outreach initiative is part of the CMNHS’s campaign in the lead-up to World Oral Health Day, which will be celebrated on March 20. CMNHS’ School of Dentistry and Oral...Read More

FNU collaborates to raise awareness of oral health

The Fiji National University (FNU) will be conducting community oral health screenings as part of the 2024 World Oral Health Day campaign in partnership with Fiji’s Ministry of Health and Medical Services, the Dental Association and Colgate Palmolive. Fiji National University’s (FNU) College of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences (CMNHS), Dr Vidhant Nambiar, said the...Read More

Fiji National University and Solomon Islands National University Forge Strategic Collaboration for Pacific Prosperity

In a landmark event held at Fiji National University’s Nasinu Campus yesterday, Vice Chancellors Professor Unaisi Nabobo-Baba of Fiji National University (FNU) and Professor Transform Aqorau of Solomon Islands National University (SINU) along with FNU’s Senior Leadership Team convened a meeting to strengthen ties and chart a path for collaborative endeavours. The meeting yielded significant...Read More

FNU conducts workshop on access to clean cooking energy

The Fiji National University’s (FNU), College of Engineering, Science and Technology (CEST) organised and conducted a policy workshop on the project titled ‘Rolling out biogas digesters for clean cooking energy access in Kavewa Island in Fiji’. The research would assist the villagers, government and other stakeholders, which would contribute towards the fight against climate change...Read More

FNU signs MoU with Fiji Traders

The Fiji National University (FNU) has joined forces with the dynamic information technology company “Fiji Traders” through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will enhance student learning at the University. Through the partnership, Fiji Traders will provide discounts to FNU staff and students, and provide internship or attachment opportunities and allowance to at least ten...Read More

FNU Committed to Guiding Next Generation of Professionals at HECF Career Expo

“The Fiji National University (FNU) is thrilled to participate in the inaugural Higher Education Commission Fiji’s (HECF) Careers Expo scheduled to commence on Monday, 16 October 2023.” These were the words of FNU’s Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching, Dr Jimaima Lako. She expressed her enthusiasm for the event, stating that the University’s participation in the...Read More

Asco Motors partners with FNU during 2023 Open Day

Fiji’s premier automotive enterprise, Asco Motors Fiji, has partnered with the Fiji National University (FNU) during its highly anticipated 2023 Open Day, set to unfold across four campuses in Nasinu, Namaka, Natabua, and Naduna this week. Asco Motors Fiji Chief Executive Officer Ronald Kumar, said the company was honoured to partner with FNU. “FNU is...Read More

Ministry of Education looks forward to future collaborations with FNU

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FNU welcomes Bangladesh delegation

The Fiji National University (FNU) recently welcomed Government delegates from Bangladesh to Fiji to further enhance bilateral cooperation between the two nations. The visit was coordinated by the University’s National Training Productivity Centre’s (NTPC), National Productivity Organisation (NPO). The Bangladesh Mission comprised the Bangladesh Ministry of Industries Deputy Secretary, Napal Chandra Karmaker, Joint Secretaries Syama...Read More

FNU provides TVET training for street dwellers, street kids and residents of squatter and informal settlements

The Fiji National University (FNU) is providing short course training for street dwellers, street kids and residents of squatter and informal settlements in the Central Division at its TVET Centre at Robertson Road from September 11-15, 2023. The initiative is part of the University’s commitment to ensuring that quality training and education is accessible to...Read More

Ministry to continue to work with FNU to enhance medical services

The Ministry for Health and Medical Services will continue to work with the Fiji National University (FNU) and healthcare professionals to strengthen Fiji’s capacity in public health programmes. These were the sentiments of the Minister for Health and Medical Services, Honourable Atonio Rabici Lalabalavu, while addressing participants at the opening of the Pacific Islands Research...Read More

FNU launches I-Recycle Hub

The Fiji National University (FNU) has launched its I-Recycle Hubs project in collaboration with Waste Recyclers Pte Ltd (WRFL) and the Pacific Recycling Foundation (PRF) at the Derrick Campus in Samabula today. The I-Recycle Hub programme, in collaboration with Waste Recyclers Fiji Ltd and Pacific Recycling Foundation, seeks to implement an effective waste management system...Read More

FNU’s CMNHS joins clean-up campaign

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FNU partners with Aspen Medical

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FNU supports oral health development in the Pacific

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Global climate change research centre receives $2 million funding

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FNU participates in NAIDOC Day

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FNU launches new partnership with PHAMA Plus

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Disability Students’ Environment Champions Club Sustainability Project Launched

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Accreditation elevates Programme Excellence

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FNU visits State House

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FNU visits Nailaga village elders

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Fiji National University and Monash University launch world-first global climate change research centre

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Fiji National University (FNU) ranked in this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings

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The SDG Accord

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Universities play key role in workforce development: WHO

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