Assistance for Ex-Combatants' Reintegration to the Society in Solomon Islands

November 28, 2002

  1. On November 28 (Thursday), the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend the total of 1,038,181.29- dollar assistance through the Trust Fund for Human Security to the project "Employment Generation and Economic Recovery through the Rehabilitation and Maintenance of Infrastructure Using Labour-Based, Equipment-Supported Technology" to be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  2. The goal of this project, which is implemented in the Guadalcanal, Western and Malaita Provinces in Solomon Islands, is to provide income generating opportunities for ex-combatants and internally displaced persons (IDPs) who had lost jobs as a result of the conflict and to reintegrate them into the society. Ex-combatants and IDPs will be employed for the work of rehabilitation and maintenance of roads, bridges and community facilities destroyed by the conflict.

  3. This project is expected to rehabilitate infrastructure in communities and to alleviate unemployment among ex-combatants and IDPs and help them reintegrate into the society.

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