What We Do

UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

Our Goals

The Samoa MCO's focus is helping Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa & Tokelau, build and share solutions to achieve Poverty Reduction and the Millennium Development Goals, Democratic Governance, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Environment and Energy for Sustainable Development and to Empower Women.

Women's Empowerment

Nukunonu women in Tokelau showing their crafts. Photo Credit: UNDP Samoa MCO.more

Our Stories

A shelter under reconstruction on the left, and upon completion on the right. Photo credit: Anne Milbank.

Samoa: Build Back Better for cyclone Evan affected people

Talo Peauvasa Talaepa and his family are very pleased to have permanent shelter after passing almost two years in a temporary shelter. Like Talo Peauvasa Talaepa’smore 

Ailuk Atoll in the Marshall Islands during the 2013 drought. Photo Credit: UNDP

Marshall Islands: Protecting drinking water from drought and sea level rise

By the time the government declared a state of emergency in 2013, the wells had long run dry in the drought-stricken northern reaches of the Marshallmore 

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