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  • 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.

  • Samoa taking action to achieve zero tolerance for Gender-based Violence Nov 29, 2017

    Samoa has been very active in advocating for ending violence against women, girls and children in the recent years. 2017 has seen much done by UN Women in collaboration with the governments of Samoa and Australia to support this work, which is in line with the United Nations (UN) SDG 5 recognizing gender equality and the empowerment of women as a key priority pledging that “no one will be left behind.”

  • Siumu Women’s Committee Thinking of the Future Nov 20, 2017

    The Women’s Committee at Siumu are serious about conserving their environment and surrounding. It is for this reason that they have completed the first of its two-phase USD10,000 project funded by UNDP GEF-Small Grants Programme, which is in line with the United Nations SDG14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

  • UN Secretary-General's remarks at the High Level event on COP23, Bonn, Germany Nov 15, 2017

    Remarks by the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, COP23, Bonn, Germany.

  • Samoa ready to implement the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing Nov 10, 2017

    Samoa’s biodiversity, rich and unique, is the result of years in geographical isolation. The launch of a new project puts the small Polynesian country at the forefront of “Access and Benefit Sharing” – helping ensure communities derive significant economic, social and environmental benefits from the country’s extensive genetic resources.

  • Government of Samoa’s exceptional gesture to the United Nations system in Samoa Nov 4, 2017

    The United Nations system in Samoa hosted a soft opening for its new premises at Tuana’imato, referred to as the One-UN House on Friday, 3 November 2017. The building previously housed the UN Secretariat to the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States held in 2014 in Samoa.

  • UN Resident Coordinator Lizbeth Cullity, remarks at opening of the One UN Building at Tuanaimato, Samoa Nov 3, 2017

    Welcome remarks by the UN Resident Coordinator, Lizbeth Cullity at the opening of the One UN Building at Tuanaimato, Samoa, 3 November 2017.

  • Samoa hosts series of meetings to operationalise the Pacific Roadmap for Sustainable Development Nov 3, 2017

    The Government of Samoa, the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and the UN system hosted Pacific Islands Country Representatives in Apia on 1 and 2 November to discuss the delivery of the Pacific Roadmap for Sustainable Development (PRSD). The Roadmap was endorsed by Forum Leaders at the 48th Pacific Islands Forum meeting held in Apia in September.

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