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Norwegian Prince visits Samoa’s biggest climate change adaptation project

The historic visit to Samoa by the Crown Prince of Norway included a stopover at the Vaisigano/Leone wall, which is part of the GEF-funded Economy-¬Wide Adaptation to Climate Change Project, as well…  

Communities able to access services under REACH project

Officers from the government and NGOs across many sectors came together as a team and visited communities to deliver their services to the doorsteps of people living outside of urban centres in Samoa.…  

Launch of the Pa Enua Climate Information and Early Warning System in Manihiki, Cook Islands

The Cook Islands Meteorological Service, in partnership with The Disaster Resilience for Pacific Small Islands Developing States (RESPAC) with UNDP, or RESPAC-UNDP, held an inauguration for one of…  

International Women’s Day celebration meets REACH Initiative in community-led event

The village of Leauvaa on the western side of the island of Upolu became the host of the community-led event to mark International Women’s Day (IWD) this year.  

Celebrating the women at the helm of Samoa’s biggest ever climate change and disaster resilient project on International Women’s Day

A few years ago, the acronym GCF probably wouldn’t register on many people’s minds here. That’s because the GCF, or the Green Climate Fund, hadn’t had any involvement with Samoa yet. Fast forward…  

Spotlight Initiative – EU and UN fight against domestic violence in the Pacific region

The Spotlight Initiative is an expression of the same political will that was demonstrated by the international community in adopting the Sustainable Development Goals, with Goal 5 focusing…  

GEF SGP Supporting Communities' Fragile Ecosystems

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) in Samoa, is once again bringing to the forefront the importance of supporting communities who are at greatest risk in their fragile…  

Promotional Seminar for Aspiring Women Directors

Twenty (20) Aspiring Women Directors are undergoing a half day seminar to understand the application process and entice them to apply for directorship.  

Samoa Chosen to Host 2018 Global Celebration of International Volunteer Day on 5 December

A major international organisation has chosen Samoa as the venue for this year’s global celebration of International Volunteer Day (IVD), December 5 2018.  

United Nations will continue to support the Cook Islands after graduation

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…  

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