Dr.Simona Marinescu, the newly appointed UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for the Cook Islands, Samoa, Niue and Tokelau, said that the United Nations remains committed to support the Cook Islands even after the country graduates to developed status in the coming year.
A major international organisation has chosen Samoa as the venue for this year’s global celebration of International Volunteer Day (IVD), December 5 2018.
Twenty (20) Aspiring Women Directors are undergoing a half day seminar to understand the application process and entice them to apply for directorship.
The final side event of the Interregional Preparatory Meeting of the S.A.M.O.A. Pathway Mid-Term Review titled “Empowered Civil Society for Sustainable Development: Best Practices from CSO-Government Dialogues” and moderated by UN Resident Coordinator Simona Marinescu, fostered vivid discussions among panellists and participants on the role of civic engagement for development impact.
On Wednesday 7th of February, an Education for Sustainable Development workshop was held on Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
The Inter-Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Mid-Term Review of the SAMOA Pathway was held from the 29th of October to the 1st of November of 2018 at the T.A.T.T.E. Convention Centre in Apia, Samoa. During four days of rich and interactive discussions, the delegates of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) reviewed the progress achieved and discussed the challenges and ways forward in the implementation of the SAMOA Pathway in national, regional and global levels; bringing together the results of the three regional meetings (Caribbean, Pacific and AIMS - Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, and South China Sea) held earlier this year.

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About Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tokelau

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208,214

Population

17.1

Basic Needs Poverty

5.4%

Infant Mortality rate

96.5%

Improved drinking water - population

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