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  • 23 Nov 2014
    Break the Silence, End the Violence

    Samoan youth have come forward to end domestic violence in the country. Young people are eager to act as change agents, to improve education, and to become transformational leaders in the campaign against violence in the home.

  • 07 Nov 2014
    Tatala aloaia se atiinae fou i Samoa mo le faaitiitia o aafiaga o nuu ma afioaga mai fesuiaiga o le tau

    O le asō ua sainia ai se feagaiga o se atiinae fou I le va o le Malo Tutoatasi o Samoa ma le Polokalame o Atinae o Malo Aufaatasi. O lenei poloketi e faatupeina mai ile Vaega Tupe mo Atunuu o loo tau atiae o latou tamaoaiga (Least Developed Countires Fund, LDCF) i lalo o le Global Environment Facility, GEF.

  • 07 Nov 2014
    Samoa launches climate change adaptation project for communities

    The Government of Samoa, including Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MNRE) and Ministry of Finance (MoF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), signed a project agreement aimed at incorporating climate change risks mitigation measures and adaptation opportunities across relevant sectors.

  • 03 Nov 2014
    A Resilient Samoan Family

    Sitiseni Afua Fuga, a 31-year-old woman seriously affected by Cyclone Evan two years ago, now has a cyclone-resistant dwelling in the Samoan village of Siumu.

  • 01 Oct 2014
    Javier Arturo Hernández Rosas - UN Online Volunteer from Colombia

    Javier Arturo Hernández Rosas, a UN Online Volunteer from Colombia, designed 6 pull-up banners for the Small Grant Programme (SGP) to showcase its activities in Samoa during the International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), held on 1st of September 2014.

  • 17 Sep 2014
    Samoa steps up efforts to implement the Rio Conventions

    The Government of Samoa and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today signed a new project to step up efforts to meet obligations under the Rio Conventions on biodiversity, climate change and desertification.

  • 03 Sep 2014
    Helping Save Samoa’s Forests UNDP Administrator and GEF Chief Executive meet a community on the frontline

  • 29 Aug 2014
    From organic waste to electricity, helping power SIDS Golf Carts with bio-fuel

    Delegates attending the Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) conference this week will get around on golf carts partly powered by bio-fuel, thanks to a partnership between Samoa’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).

  • 22 Aug 2014
    Reaching for the Sun: Unlocking Solar Energy for Samoa

    Samoa, like many developing small island countries, is heavily dependent on fossil fuel for power generation; almost 70% of its energy comes from petroleum products. But these costly fuels expose the country to the unpredictable price of petrol imports and produce large quantities of carbon emissions.

  • 13 Aug 2014
    Samoan Youth Gearing up to Support SIDS

    Forty-five young Samoan farmers have received organic farming training to help them secure decent work and a steady income, in turn promoting inclusive economic growth and sustainable development.

  • 12 Aug 2014
    Climate change in the Pacific: a strong start for a long journey

    The final annual review meetings for two regional climate change initiatives, the Pacific Islands Greenhouse Gas Abatement through Renewable Energy Project (PIGGAREP) and the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change project (PACC), were held between 28 July and 1 August in Nadi, Fiji.

  • 30 Jul 2014
    UN Samoa welcomes youth mission from New Zealand

    A ten-member UN Youth New Zealand mission led by Philip Greatrex, Director of the UN Youth New Zealand Pacific Project 2014, visited the UN Samoa offices on 15th July 2014.

  • 08 Jul 2014
    Palau: Improved access to safe water for the Haiyan affected people

    A small island of Palau is now taking support from a UNDP project for having improved access to water through renewable and sustainable solar water pumping systems.

  • 25 Jun 2014
    Art therapy for abused young women: Wendy Percival’s volunteer story

    Wendy Percival, an artist and educator, has taken initiative to help her community by volunteering her time to teach fine arts to young women from the House of Hope, a well-known shelter for victims of abuse in Samoa.

  • 28 May 2014
    Interim Review: SAME-UNDP Joint Programme - Administration Office

    The Samoa Association of Manufacturers & Exporters and Representatives of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Samoa, met on Tuesday, 6th May 2014 at the Le Alaimoana Hotel, Vaiala, Apia to discuss and review the progress of its Joint Venture Programme to establish an Administration Office for SAME.

  • 26 Apr 2014
    UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board's first mission to Samoa

    The purpose of the Executive Board’s field visit is to enhance their understanding of the extent and ways in which UN organizations, in particular UNDP and UNFPA, position their engagement with the Pacific Island Countries and Territories.

  • 23 Apr 2014
    New Assistant Administrator visits Samoa

    UNDP's new Assistant Administrator and Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, Mr. Haoliang Xu, will be visiting Samoa from 24-26 April.

  • 13 Mar 2014
    Samoa – where garden weeds become renewable energy

    In Samoa, an innovative project idea is turning an environmental challenge into an energy asset. Samoa will turn the invasive Merremia vine, other invasive weeds and green agricultural waste into renewable energy in the form of clean biogas.

  • 03 Mar 2014
    Building on Communities' Sense of Ownership

    Unveiling of a three dimensional representation of the Safata district in South Upolu after a week long workshop by the GEF project ICCRIFS conducted under the guidance of the Forestry Division of MNRE.

  • 26 Jan 2014
    Second Planning Mission as Samoa and the United Nations Prepare for 2014 SIDS Conference

    The Prime Minister and Government of Samoa will host in Apia the 2nd UN Planning Mission from Sunday 27 January to Saturday 1 February. Leading the delegation is the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Mr. Wu Hongbo with 11 senior UN Secretariat members for discussions with the Government on preparations for the 2014 Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States to be held in Samoa this coming August/September. Mr. Wu is also Secretary-General of the Conference.