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  • Fostering youth entrepreneurship May 28, 2016

    Representatives 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.

  • United Nations delegates visit Samoa May 26, 2016

    Two delegates from the Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) of the United Nations System based in Geneva, visited Samoa last week.

  • Cook Islands launches Access & Benefits Sharing Project May 16, 2016

    To strengthen the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol, an ABS project for the Cook Islands held an inception workshop in Rarotonga on Thursday, May 12th, 2016.

  • World Press Freedom Day celebrated in Samoa Apr 29, 2016

    To commemorate World Press Freedom Day, UNESCO, FAO and UNDP, in partnership with the School of Media and Journalism of the National University of Samoa, organized a seminar that brought together Communication Officers from Government Ministries and Media Representatives.

  • Celebrating excellence in gender-reporting Apr 27, 2016

    UN Women and UNDP - in partnership with the School of Media and Journalism of the National University of Samoa - celebrated the IPPWS Media Awards.

  • Enhancing Niue’s natural resources Apr 22, 2016

    Niue’s unique natural environment and ecosystem provide for food security, drinking water and economic livelihood for the raised atoll’s population of over 1,600 people. The sustainability of the country, and the opportunities for its future generations, rely on the conservation and sustainable management of its remarkable natural resources.

  • Youth get ready for employment in the cultural industries Apr 13, 2016

    Eleven female and nine male learned the traditional skills of siapo production, mat weaving, wood carving and canoe making. The skills training course was implemented as part of the Government of Samoa and One-UN Youth Employment Programme, with financial support being provided by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • Retreat for Women Members of Parliament in Samoa Apr 8, 2016

    As part of the Increasing Political Participation of Women in Samoa (IPPWS) programme, UNDP and UN Women are organising a Retreat for Women Members of Parliament.

  • Vaiala Seawall Tree-Planting for SDGs Mar 29, 2016

    To commemorate UNDP 50th Anniversary and to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Vaiala community came out to support the tree planting activity as part of the celebration programme. Vaiala village mayor and village youth joined officers from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and UNDP in planting 17 native coastal tree species along the Vaiala Seawall on Tuesday 22nd, March, 2016, at 3pm. The 17 native trees planted represent the 17 SDGs. Earlier in the morning a parade through town led by the Samoa Police Band took place with 17 schools participating.

  • Marching for a better future Mar 21, 2016

    The initiative aimed at helping the students learn and familiarize themselves with the Global Goals. Since then, pupils and teachers, have been debating on how we can translate the SDGs into action. During the ceremony, one representative from each school will be making a short presentation on how best Samoa can work through communities and Government to make the SDGs a reality.

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