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  • New UN Resident Coordinator Takes Up Post in Samoa Mar 16, 2018

    The new United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Samoa, Ms Simona Marinescu, today presented her credentials to the Prime Minister of Samoa, the Honourable Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi during their first official meeting.

  • Winners on International Women’s Day Mar 9, 2018

    The United Nations recently hosted a Photo Competition as a way of commemorating International Women’s Day 2018. Under the theme of ‘Sisterhood’, participants were invited to illustrate the support that women and girls provided not only to each other, but to their families, friends, communities, the country and the world in their submitted photographs.

  • Happy International Women’s Day Mar 8, 2018

    This year, International Women’s Day comes on the heels of unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice. Sexual harassment, violence and discrimination against women has captured headlines and public discourse, propelled by a rising determination for change.

  • The Deputy Secretary-General - Keynote Address at the Commonwealth Parliamentarians’ Forum, London 27 February 2018 Feb 27, 2018

    Keynote Address at the Commonwealth Parliamentarians’ Forum, London by the Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J Mohammed, 27 February 2018

  • 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.

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