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  • Sustainability is the way forward - Tokelau Feb 21, 2018

    Tokelau is an atoll nation prone to the adverse impacts of extreme weather conditions (particularly tropical cyclones), climate variability (particularly drought), climate change and rising sea-level. The most significant climate change impacts on Tokelau’s communities will be on water and food security, community assets and infrastructure, reef and lagoon ecology.

  • Malaemalu taking action Feb 19, 2018

    The community of Malaemalu are all about preserving their environment for their future generation. It is located in the rural district of Falealili and situated on the Southeast coast of Upolu Island with an approximate population of 1,400 residents. Its economy relies mainly on its natural surrounding which is why they have successfully acquired financial assistance from the United Nations Development Programme Global Environment Facility-Small Grants Programme (UNDP GEF-SGP) to conserve their coastal freshwater springs; a mangrove ecosystem area of about ten (10) acres adjacent its existing fish reserve.

  • Students learning more about the Sustainable Development Goals in Rarotonga Feb 8, 2018

    On Wednesday 7th of February, an Education for Sustainable Development workshop was held on Rarotonga.

  • Cook Islands MPs briefed on proposed Ocean Legislation Feb 7, 2018

    A two-day capacity building workshop designed for Members of the Cook Islands Parliament, provided the platform for open and robust discussions on the soon to be tabled Maritime Zones Bill and the Marine Resources Bill.

  • United Nations Photo Competition Feb 7, 2018

    Call for interested Individuals and Groups to UN Photo Competition

  • UNFPA Sub-Regional Team visits Samoa Jan 31, 2018

    – A technical team from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Sub-Regional office based in Fiji, visited Samoa last week to discuss how best to support the country’s national priorities in relation to population and development.

  • Griffith University visits United Nations in Samoa Jan 22, 2018

    A Public Health Study Tour from Griffith University, Australia visited the United Nations (UN) at the One-UN House at Tuanaimato on Monday.

  • Volunteers Celebrate International Volunteer Day Dec 11, 2017

    On the week that the world celebrated International Volunteer Day (IVD), United Nations Volunteers (UNVs), volunteers from SPREP, US Peace Corps and United Nations (UN) staff “acted first” through a rubbish collecting activity sponsored by UNV. The activity at Sogi on Friday afternoon, 8 December 2017 was designed to showcase the true spirit of volunteerism in line with the IVD theme for 2017, #VolunteersActFirst. Here. Everywhere.

  • The World Celebrates International Volunteer Day 2017 Dec 11, 2017

    International Volunteer Day (IVD) mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5 December. This is the day that volunteers and organizations worldwide celebrate their work and, achievements, and share their values while promoting their respective work.

  • Message from Ms Nisha, UN Resident Coordinator a.i in Samoa on International Volunteer Day 2017 Dec 5, 2017

    Today, 05 December 2017, we celebrate International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development (IVD), a day adopted by the United Nations General Assembly through Resolution A/RES/40/212 on 17 December 1985.

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