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Cycling for a Cause Greater than FitnessNov 29, 2015Bicycles have been a key source of transport for many centuries. Not only have they provided an easy and cheap method to commute, but they have also offered people freedom and an ability to explore and discover.
Paddling a Straight Path Positive Actions to Raise Awareness of Climate ChangeNov 28, 2015“Climate Change is probably the biggest issue that our generation will face,” expresses Dr Daniel Price the founder of the climate change awareness NGO Pole to Paris. This is no understatement.
Working for equality between women and menNov 28, 2015As part of the IPPWS, a new training “Helping women win” will be held tomorrow and Tuesday at the FAO Conference Room, in Matautu-Uta, Apia. The facilitator of the sessions will be the Elizabeth Weir and all women candidates are welcome to join.
What defines us? A COP21 Story.Nov 27, 2015COP21 has been argued as one of our last chances to tackle this issue with global cohesion. If we don’t change our course, sea level rise, cyclones and droughts will continue to compound and cause more devastation. Therefore, the decisions we make, what defines our global plan to address this issue, is critical.
A Global Community whose voice can make a Difference The pole to Paris: Global Voices InitiativeNov 27, 2015Initially Pole to Paris was an awareness raising campaign ahead of the climate summit, COP21, in Paris this December. Two climate researchers are leading the campaign by biking and running from the Polar regions to Paris. The Southern Cycle leg is a 17,000 km journey from the Southern Polar region to Paris. The lead cyclist for this journey is Dr Daniel Price, PhD Antarctica Studies. The running journey, the 3,000 km long Northern Run, is led by Dr. Erlend Moster Knudsen, PhD in Arctic climate and will travel from the Northern Polar region to Paris.
Spotlighting prevention, “Orange the World” kicks off global efforts to end violence against women and girlsNov 25, 2015Globally, during the fortnight under the “Orange the world” call, over 450 events are planned in more than 70 countries throughout the 16 days. They include the lighting of major monuments, and numerous activities involving civil society such as dialogue sessions with faith-based leaders, film screenings, theatre and dance performances, rallies, marches, marathons and digital activism via social media platforms.
The Secretary General's Message on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2015Nov 25, 2015The Secretary General's Message on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2015.
Remarks of the UN Resident Coordinator at the Official Opening of 16 Days Against Violence Campaign. Tooa Salamasina Hall, ApiaNov 25, 2015Remarks by Lizbeth Cullity for the Official Opening of the 16 Days of Activism Against Violence Campaign in Apia, Samoa.
What I Expect From the UN Climate Change Conference in ParisNov 23, 2015Ban Ki Moon's reflections on the upcoming COP21 in Paris, France.
A new partnership to boost the promotion of human rights in SamoaNov 17, 2015The Ombudsman, AfiogaMaiavaIulaiToma, added: “I warmly welcome the technical as well as the financial support that UNDP is providing to take another step forward in the promotion of human rights. Educating people, improving the knowledge and understanding of communities and empowering them to take action to protect their human rights and respect the rights of others is the first block of a more harmonious and peaceful society.”
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- We're ready to kick off the Lima2Paris Action Agenda! First up: #climateaction on forests & agriculture. Follow @LPAA_Live. #COP21 #LPAA http://www.cop20.pe/en/18732/comunicado-sobre-la-agenda-de-accion-lima-paris/ about an hour ago
- Violence against women and girls is not confined to any particular political or economic system, but it is prevalent in every society of the world. Although there is no single solution to such a complex problem, there is growing evidence that a range of actions, if implemented in parallel, can stop violence before it happens. Gender-based violence is not acceptable, not inevitable. Gender-based violence can be prevented. END IT NOW! UN Women Pacific #16DaysPacific 3 hours ago
- "When women participate in politics, there are benefits for men, women, children, communities and the nation at large. UNDP strives to ensure that women from all constituencies in Upolu and Savai'i have a real voice in all governance institutions so that women can participate equally with men in public dialogue and decision-making" said Gatoloai Tili Afamasaga, Programme Coordinator of the Increasing Participation of Women in Samoa (IPPWS) programme. To know more about the IPPWS activities planned for this week, check out this link: 18 hours ago
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