1,400 students and teachers in Samoa participate in tsunami evacuation drills
Oct 12, 2017
On the occasion of International Day for Disaster Reduction, tsunami evacuation drills in Samoa mobilised 1,400 students and teachers to test their school disaster preparedness and evacuation plans.
UNSG Address to the General Assembly 19 September 2017
Sep 20, 2017
UNSG António Guterres presents his address at the General Assembly 19 September 2017, United Nations, New York.
UN Assistant Secretary-General Miroslav Jenča’s visit to the UN in Samoa
Sep 6, 2017
The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Miroslav Jenča was warmly welcomed by the UN Resident Coordinator, Lizbeth Cullity, to address all UN personnel at the FAO Conference Room today.
Tokelau discusses ‘’Living with Change’’ with the UN agencies
Sep 4, 2017
Earlier this year, at the 2017 Ocean Conference in New York, Tokelau officially launched its climate change strategy titled Living with Change (LivC). On 31st August, Tokelau officials visited the UN agencies in Samoa w
Samoa Receives 28 Grants for Environmental Projects
Sep 1, 2017
Twenty-eight applicants from Upolu and Savai’i were awarded grants through Operational Phase 6 of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The opening of the inception workshop for the nineteen recipients of grant awards in Upolu was held this morning at the TATTE Convention Centre, following the workshop in Savai’i on 31 August 2017 where nine successful applicants signed grant documents.
UNDP Promoting Women in Politics in Samoa and Beyond
Aug 29, 2017
UNDP and UN Women were proud to host some of the most influential women in Samoa during a consultation for a project to promote Women in Politics in Samoa on 28 August 2017. An earlier phase of the project, titled the Increasing Political Participation of Women in Samoa (IPPWS) sought to increase community awareness of the importance of women’s engagement in political leadership, work with women candidates in the run up to the 2016 elections, and to work with political parties to raise awareness on gender issues. With the first phase of IPPWS completed, the ‘Validation Workshop’ held this week was an effort to consult with all major stakeholders in the development of Phase Two.
Samoa One-UN YEP Supports Organic Farming and Production
Aug 22, 2017
One of Samoa’s pre-eminent non-government organisations, Women in Business Development Inc (WIBDI) has reached a significant milestone. With the support of the Samoa One-UN Youth Employment Programme Samoa 1UN YEP) on 19 August 2017, WIBDI inaugurated its new processing facility at Nu’u fitted out with new modern food processing equipment, laboratory, cooling rooms and office facilities. The project is funded by the United Nations Development Programme Sustainable Development Goals Trust Fund.
Global Climate Fund Samoa project launch and Inception workshop
Aug 21, 2017
The Government of Samoa through the Ministry of Finance and the United Nations Development Program has launched the Global Climate Fund Samoa project & Inception workshop.
Rare skink, believed on the verge of extinction, found in Niue
Aug 21, 2017
Pacific conservationists and international scientists are very excited that a Niuean skink thought close to extinction has been re located. The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) today announced the find of the Olive small-scaled skink Emoia lawesi by a member of its Ridge to Reef (R2R) project team.
UNDP Strengthens Its Role in Gender Equality
Aug 8, 2017
Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment training for UNDP staff and project partners, including representatives of the Government of Samoa took place during last week, 24-28 July 2017 in Apia, Samoa.