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Celebrating excellence in gender-reportingApr 27, 2016UN Women and UNDP - in partnership with the School of Media and Journalism of the National University of Samoa - celebrated the IPPWS Media Awards.
UNDP: Fastest Population Shift in History Means Make or Break for Asia-PacificApr 26, 2016Long-term planning now can bring unprecedented growth and tackle poverty, conflict and migration
Freedom of information and Sustainable developmentApr 25, 2016With 2016 as the official year to strengthen global commitments on sustainable development through the promotion of 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations Country Team in Samoa and NUS agreed to host this event to highlight the significance of the media in development and its many functions that can further the cause of improving the quality of life.
Enhancing Niue’s natural resourcesApr 22, 2016Niue’s unique natural environment and ecosystem provide for food security, drinking water and economic livelihood for the raised atoll’s population of over 1,600 people. The sustainability of the country, and the opportunities for its future generations, rely on the conservation and sustainable management of its remarkable natural resources.
Youth get ready for employment in the cultural industriesApr 13, 2016Eleven female and nine male learned the traditional skills of siapo production, mat weaving, wood carving and canoe making. The skills training course was implemented as part of the Government of Samoa and One-UN Youth Employment Programme, with financial support being provided by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Retreat for Women Members of Parliament in SamoaApr 8, 2016As part of the Increasing Political Participation of Women in Samoa (IPPWS) programme, UNDP and UN Women are organising a Retreat for Women Members of Parliament.
Vaiala Seawall Tree-Planting for SDGsMar 29, 2016To 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.
Marching for a better futureMar 21, 2016The 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 trainingsMar 20, 2016The 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 analysisMar 20, 2016The 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.
- #UNWomen and #UNDP in partnership with the N.U.S Media and Journalism School - celebrated the #IPPWS Media Awards on Tuesday night 26 April. The event, held at the STA Fale, was attended by the Hon. Deputy Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mata'afa, Members of the Parliament Gatoloaifaana Amataga Gidlow and Minister for Women, Community and Social Development Faimalotoa Kika Stowers as well by representatives of the Diplomatic Corps, UN agencies and the media. The awards were launched last February to promote and celebrate examples of balanced media coverage, promoting gender equality and raising awareness on women’s leadership in decision-making. http://bit.do/bYfTw Wednesday AT 07:40 AM
- Great initiative on climate change awareness for the youth of Cook Islands discussing and formulating local ways of building community and island resilience to impacts of climate change. Meitaki Ma'ata and Kia Manuia! 25 April AT 10:32 PM
- #UNWomen and #UNDP, in partnership with the National University of Samoa’s Media and Journalism School, will be hosting an event to name the winners of the #IPPWS Media Awards for Excellence in Gender-Sensitive Election Reporting in Samoa. The awards were launched last February to promote and celebrate examples of balanced media coverage, promoting gender equality and women’s leadership in decision-making. The competition was composed of entrants who submitted their pieces for consideration in the broadcast and print categories, both from individual and media outlets, published from 1 November 2015 to 20 March 2016. The event will be held tonight at the STA Fale from 6:00pm. Increasing Political Participation of Women in Samoa (IPPWS) is a joint programme between UN Women and UNDP, in partnership with the government of Samoa and the Australian government. #IPPWS #GenderEquality #Samoa UN Women Pacific Australia in Samoa Government of Samoa N.U.S Media and Journalism School 25 April AT 08:32 PM
- Pa Enua Climate Change Workshop Target Senior Students Climate Change Cook Islands Division of the Office Prime Minster Minster and the Ridge to Reef Project of the National Environment Services are this week hosting 30 senior students from the southern island group (Mangaia, Mitiaro, Atiu, Mauke and Aitutaki) for a 5-day awareness workshop on climate change, management of protected areas, and biodiversity. The workshop is being held at the Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa. Climate Change Small Grants Project Coordinator, Mia Teaurima said the workshop will also help students develop research skills in the various disciplines and as potential career paths while encouraging innovative ideas on how to adapt to the impacts of climate change. “Adaptation to climate change is not only government's responsibility but everyone's business. I encourage the students to take full advantage of the opportunities that are given to them at this week’s workshop,” said Teaurima. The workshop is an output of the UNDP Adaptation Fund (AF) Strengthening the Resilience of Islands and Communities to Climate Change (SRIC-CC) project, and UNDP GEF Ridge to Reef (R2R) implemented by the National Environment Service. The project also seeks to provide technical support to the schools based on submitted proposals for climate action in their respective islands. Activities involve students talking to their island leaders, doing research and collating background information. “The students come up with the idea, the idea gets developed further by the teams here and then support is given to them via their island council so that there is continuous support and buy-in through proposal development and implementation,” said National Environment Service, R2R Project Coordinator, Ms. Maria Tuoro. “The planning committee has been very busy organising a simple yet effective programme to ensure to maximise the benefits to the students,” adds Climate Change Coordinator, Ms. Celine Dyer. The programme includes site visits to various organisations such as the composting unit in Titikaveka, Muri Lagoon water quality assessment, weather monitoring at the Met Office, and a Film Festival on Thursday night April 28th at the Punanga Nui Market showcasing Cook Island documentaries around climate change and the environment. SRICC-CC (UNDP Adaptation Fund) and R2R (UNDP Global Environment Fund) acknowledges the support for the workshop from the Office of the Prime Minister, National Environment Service, Ministry of Marine Resources, Cook Islands Tourism Corporation, Rotaract Rarotonga and sponsors Air Rarotonga, Bank of the South Pacific, and Blue Sky. Contacts for more information: Melina Tuiravakai, Communications and Palmerston Focal Person, Climate Change Cook Islands, SRICC Project, Office of the Prime Minister, Avarua, Cook Islands; Phone: +682 25 494 ext 7016 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org website: http://www.pmoffice.gov.ck Moana Tetauru, Media Officer, National Environment Service on Phone: +682 21256 and email -email@example.com 24 April AT 10:29 PM
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