• 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.

  • 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.

  • No Space Too Small for Keyhole Garden Concept Nov 17, 2016

    There is now a new site accessible in Apia as a demonstration of the keyhole gardening (KHG) concept. Setting up a backyard garden in Apia is a big challenge with limited space from encroaching urbanization.

  • Cook Islands national consultations with UN Agencies Oct 17, 2016

    Close to a 100 participants attended the 2-day national consultations with UN Agencies in an effort to engage government and key stakeholders from various NGOS and the private sector in a consultative process to build linkages and to contribute national priorities in the development of 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.

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