• Niue national consultations develop new UN Pacific Strategy Oct 10, 2016

    The One UN team and the Government of Niue completed 2-days (05-06 October) of national multi-stakeholder consultations and reached an understanding on potential areas of UN support strongly linked to the Niue National Strategic Plan. The consultations engaged government and key stakeholders from various sectors in a participatory process to develop the new UN Pacific Strategy 2018-2022. The discussions also placed significant importance on the comparative advantage and mandate of the UN in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Global Agenda.

  • UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme assist Sapapalii improve its biodiversity Sep 26, 2016

    Coastal communities in Samoa suffer the greatest impact of climate change in the country. Sapapalii, a coastal community on southeast Savaii is one of the many rural communities experiencing the extremes of weather. The most recent disaster was in 2012 when Cyclone Evan completely damaged the only bridge connecting the village to the main town of Salelologa. This has disrupted the community’s access to public services, critical infrastructures, and commercial service. At the same time, houses and food crops were washed away by the cyclone and heavy siltation is deposited along the seashore.

  • Tokelau and UN Consultations to inform the new UN Pacific Strategy Aug 30, 2016

    Senior public servants of Tokelau have deliberated in a participatory forum and have recommended for the UN to focus development assistance on its five key thematic and priority areas - Good Governance and Partnerships; Infrastructure Development; Human Development; Sustainability; and, Resilience against Climate Change.

  • Launch of Samoa Hardship and Poverty Report and Report on Samoa Agricultural Survey Aug 9, 2016

    The 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 Fales Jul 28, 2016

    Small 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 Office Jul 12, 2016

    Ten 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 Project Jul 8, 2016

    The 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, 2016

    The 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 vulnerable Jun 26, 2016

    Fifty 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 UN Jun 19, 2016

    More 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.