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Launch of Samoa Hardship and Poverty Report and Report on Samoa Agricultural SurveyAug 9, 2016The importance of statistics as a basis for both monitoring progress and providing the evidence needed for better policy making in a globally competitive economic environment is significant to meeting the challenges contained in the SAMOA Pathway and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), said Minister of the Samoa Bureau of Statistics, Hon. Lautafi Fio Purcell at the launch of the two documents: Report on the Samoa Agricultural Survey 2015, and Samoa Hardship and Poverty Report An analysis of the 2013/14 Household Income and Expenditure Survey. The SAMOA Pathway has a dedicated section on Data and Statistics, and reliable data and quality statistical analysis are vital for tracking progress of the SDGs.
UNDP-GEF Project Enhanced Resilience of Beach FalesJul 28, 2016Small scale beach fales are iconic with Samoan tourism. These family-run operations, mainly concentrating along the white sandy beaches of southeast Upolu, Manono island, as well as northeast and southeast of Savaii are all located within 20 meters of the seashore.
UN Youth NZ Students Visit UNDP Samoa OfficeJul 12, 2016Ten high school and university students from colleges and universities throughout New Zealand visited the UNDP Multi-Country Office in Apia this week on Tuesday 12th July, to learn more about the work of UNDP in international development, environment and sustainable development. The students were led by two senior youth members, with the visit aiming to expand their knowledge on international relations and especially to pique their interest for the UN Volunteers programme.
Inception Workshop for GEF-funded Ridge to Reef Niue ProjectJul 8, 2016The Ridge to Reef project for Niue had its inception workshop on Thursday 07th July 2016 at the Niue Golf and Sports club in Fonuakula, Alofi.
Launch of the new Sub-Regional Strategy of the UNDP Small Grants Programme (SGP)Jul 5, 2016The lush greenery of the Samoa Cultural Centre, A’ai o Aganu’u Samoa was the picture perfect setting for the recent launch of the Small Grants Programme Sub-Regional Strategy 2015-2018 for Samoa, Tokelau and Niue organised by the Small Grants Programme (SGP) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
UN to focus on improving the lives of the most vulnerableJun 26, 2016Fifty representatives from the Government of Samoa and Tokelau, together with civil society organizations, private sector, United Nations agencies and other development partners gathered last Thursday at the Tatte Building, in Apia, to attend the consultation organized by the United Nations Country Team in Samoa.
How to work together with the UNJun 19, 2016More than fifty representatives of civil society organizations, the private sector and other development partners attended the consultation organized last Thursday by the United Nations Country Team in Samoa.
World Environment Day Focus on Protecting WildlifeJun 17, 2016This year, the World Environment Day of the UN Environment Programme was celebrated on the 5th of June. The focus this year is on illegal trade in wildlife, such as the killing of elephants for their ivory.
Strengthening national capacity to boost integrityJun 8, 2016Samoa’s Senior Government Officials are working with the UN in a two-day workshop to analyse where Samoa is already complying with best practices in the UNCAC (United Nations Convention Against Corruption) and to identify challenges still needed to be addressed to boost integrity in the public service.
Fostering youth entrepreneurshipMay 28, 2016Representatives from the private sector, NGOs, Government Ministries and United Nations agencies gathered in The Orator Hotel, Tanumapua, on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th of May to discuss the creation of a Small Business Incubator for Youth in Samoa.