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  • 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.

  • Preventing Corruption a Priority for Samoa Youth, Civil Society Feb 17, 2016

    The “Integrity Workshop” for Samoan Youth and the “Anti-Corruption Workshop” for Civil Society Organizations are being undertaken in Samoa as a joint initiative of two United Nations agencies in partnership with the Samoan National Youth Council (SNYC) and the Samoan Umbrella for Non-Governmental Organisations (SUNGO) to provide participants with an opportunity to see how anti-corruption can be addressed in Samoa, consistent with the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC).

  • Conservation finance option available to landowners Feb 11, 2016

    A UNDP GEF funded project based on compensating community land owners to provide for ecosystem services whilst promoting nature conservation will help address long-term land degradation, as well as improve economic livelihoods of rural communities and land owners of these critical landscapes.

  • Launch of Youth Climate Action Network (YCAN) of Samoa - Remarks by Ms Lizbeth Cullity, Mt Vaea Reserve Feb 3, 2016

    Remarks by Ms Lizbeth Cullity on the launch of YCAN at the Mt Vaea Reserve, Samoa.

  • COP 21 | The Impacts of the Outcomes - A Pacific View Feb 2, 2016

    There is no doubt that climate change is real in the Pacific, and finally, a global agreement has been made that recognised this. The Agreement highlights a path into the future which promises hope for sustainability and equality, where all countries are able being called upon to take responsibility for their actions and have agreed that climate change is of national concern and can only be challenged through a unified and sustainable approach.

  • Parliamentary Legal Counsel to Samoa Parliament strengthens democracy Jan 25, 2016

    Dr. Mulitalo leads a team of six research officers at the Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly of Samoa, providing support to parliamentarians as part of her job under the Samoa Parliamentary Support Project (SPSP), a collaborative effort by UNDP, AusAid and partners.

  • Strengthening Samoa’s Critical Landscapes through a rehabilitated Nursery Jan 20, 2016

    The rehabilitation of a Plant Nursery at Vailima is one of the efforts by the Government of Samoa and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to address the local communities’ land degradation issue through seedling rearing and supply.

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