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  • Vaiala Seawall Tree-Planting for SDGs Mar 29, 2016

    To commemorate UNDP 50th Anniversary and to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Vaiala community came out to support the tree planting activity as part of the celebration programme. Vaiala village mayor and village youth joined officers from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and UNDP in planting 17 native coastal tree species along the Vaiala Seawall on Tuesday 22nd, March, 2016, at 3pm. The 17 native trees planted represent the 17 SDGs. Earlier in the morning a parade through town led by the Samoa Police Band took place with 17 schools participating.

  • Remarks by Ms Lizbeth Cullity - Celebration of UNDP's 50th anniversary and launching of the Awareness Raising campaign on SDGs Mar 22, 2016

    Remarks by Ms Lizbeth Cullity, UN RC/UNDP RR at the celebration of UNDP's 50th anniversary in Samoa.

  • Marching for a better future Mar 21, 2016

    The initiative aimed at helping the students learn and familiarize themselves with the Global Goals. Since then, pupils and teachers, have been debating on how we can translate the SDGs into action. During the ceremony, one representative from each school will be making a short presentation on how best Samoa can work through communities and Government to make the SDGs a reality.

  • Helping youth securing employment through job trainings Mar 20, 2016

    The One-UN Youth Employment Programme, lead by the Division for Youth of the Ministry of Women, Social Community and Development, is supported - and draws on the expertise -of five United Nations agencies: UNDP, ILO, FAO, UNESCO and UNV. The programme aims at reducing youth unemployment by improving their employability through capacity building and by creating an enabling environment for young entrepreneurs and small businesses.

  • Post-Election analysis Mar 20, 2016

    The roundtables were part of the Increased Political Participation of Women in Samoa (IPPWS), a joint programme between UN Women and UNDP, in partnership with the Government of Samoa and the Australian Government.

  • Government launches tourism development plans Mar 11, 2016

    The Samoa Tourism Sector is a core contributor to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and small community and family managed operations, mainly beach fales, are recognized as highly vulnerable to the slow onset impacts of climate change.

  • Youth creating awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals in Tokelau Mar 3, 2016

    The Tokelau Youth Group is a network of 60 young people from the three atolls, supported by their respective local governments called “Taupulega”. The group was established in the late 1990's but, due to to funding constraints, they only managed to revive itself in September 2015 during the South-South Sub Regional Youth Initiative on Climate Change Meeting.

  • Enhancing youth participation in the electoral process Mar 2, 2016

    The third debate of the “IPPWS Roundtable on Women in Politics” sponsored by UN Women and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be broadcast tonight at 8:45pm on TV3.

  • Improving the resilience of beach fales to climate change: a UNDP GEF initiative implemented by the Samoa Tourism Authority Feb 29, 2016

    Building the resilience of small scale tourism operations to climate change risks is the primary objective of a UNDP-GEF funded project, Enhancing the resilience of tourism-reliant communities to climate change risks. The project is now in its third year of implementation by the Samoa Tourism Authority.

  • Media awards to recognise gender-balanced election coverage Feb 26, 2016

    Media coverage promoting gender equality in leadership and decision-making in Samoa will be highlighted through the new IPPWS Media Awards for Excellence in Gender-Sensitive Election Coverage in Samoa, launching on Friday 26 February.

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