• Agriculture to Help Reduce Youth Unemployment Apr 11, 2017

    A technical cooperation project aimed at strengthening the capacity of Samoa youth for employment in the agriculture sector has been launched in Samoa.

  • Life Changing Opportunities for Samoan Youth Mar 31, 2017

    Abe Faletagoai was following his father’s footsteps as a carpenter when he realised that he wanted to try his hand at something different. As he had always enjoyed cooking for his family, he jumped at the opportunity to further improve his cooking skills when he saw a TV advertisement inviting youths to apply for a Culinary Training Programme.

  • Achieving SDGs with the help of Science Mar 30, 2017

    A high level Dialogue on Science and Science Policy for the SDGs in the Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) organised by UNESCO took place on 29 and 30 March 2017 in Apia, Samoa. The two-day forum provided an opportunity for Ministers, policymakers and researchers from Pacific Island Countries and regional organisations in the Pacific to share and exchange information on the needs and priorities of their respective countries for science, technology and innovation (ST&I) systems.

  • UN supports Persons with Disabilities Feb 24, 2017

    The Fifth Pacific Regional Conference on Disability was held in Apia, Samoa, at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel from 20 to 24 February, 2017.

  • YEP - Training for vulnerable families to tackle child vendors Jan 28, 2017

    YEP training conducted for vulnerable families of child vendors provided them with skills for self employment.

  • Manase beach fales benefit from UNDP GEF coastal adaptation project Dec 9, 2016

    The Samoan Beach Fales continue to be a national icon attracting both overseas and local tourists to modest accommodation of thatched roof huts overlooking the seashore and turquoise waters only meters away. Owned and operated by individual extended families these tourism businesses are a good source of revenue bringing prosperity to the rural areas and and transport.

  • Youth around Samoa volunteering for the SDGs Dec 9, 2016

    More than one hundred young people turned up on Wednesday 7 December, 2016 at the UN Compound to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and share information on their interpretation and plans to implement the SDGs back at the community level.

  • The Inspirational Qualities of Sustainable Farming in Mangaia Dec 2, 2016

    For a number of young farmers on the island of Mangaia in the Cook Islands, they are hoping that their actions will become a source of inspiration that will positively affect other youth not only within their community, but also their country and world at large.

  • Nofoali’i village hosts seminar on gender based violence Dec 1, 2016

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) office for Pacific Island Countries in partnership with UN Women and One UN family hosted a community Gender Based Violence Seminar on Sunday, 27th November, 2016, at the Nofoalii CCCS Hall.

  • Tourist operators to benefit from climate information Nov 30, 2016

    The tourism sector continues to be a significant driving force for the economic development of Samoa, contributing more than 20% to GDP. Associated sectors benefitting from tourism include agriculture and transport, through providing fresh products for tourists and improving accessibility and infrastructures.