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  • Supporting talents of youth in Savai’i May 5, 2017

    Representatives of the Samoa One-United Nations Youth Employment Programme (One-UN YEP) and the Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development (MWSCD) of the Government of Samoa paid a visit to the island of Savai’I on 2 May 2017 to meet some of the beneficiaries of the YEP and to monitor progress of current projects.

  • Small Grants for Environment Projects in Savaii May 3, 2017

    Around fifty participants from Savaii representing community-based women’s committees, men’s committees, village councils, youth, civil society and non-governmental organisations gathered on Wednesday, 3 May at the Savaiian Hotel to attended the Operational Phase 6 of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) workshop, and to learn more about existing environmental problems affecting them and to consider practical solutions to address these.

  • Choosing Organic Farming for Brighter Future May 1, 2017

    Mr. Iese Palauni Matai’a, recently graduated from a three months training - the Organic Warriors Academy - where he learned about composting, field planting, common pests and value-adding processing. With his new skills in organic farming, Mr. Matai´a now plans to focus on planting herbs and spices to supply hotels and restaurants in Apia.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.