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.
Helping youth securing employment through job trainings
Mar 20, 2016
The One-UN Youth Employment Programme, lead by the Division for Youth of the Ministry of Women, Social Community and Development, is supported - and draws on the expertise -of five United Nations agencies: UNDP, ILO, FAO, UNESCO and UNV. The programme aims at reducing youth unemployment by improving their employability through capacity building and by creating an enabling environment for young entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Mar 20, 2016
The roundtables were part of the Increased Political Participation of Women in Samoa (IPPWS), a joint programme between UN Women and UNDP, in partnership with the Government of Samoa and the Australian Government.
Government launches tourism development plans
Mar 11, 2016
The Samoa Tourism Sector is a core contributor to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and small community and family managed operations, mainly beach fales, are recognized as highly vulnerable to the slow onset impacts of climate change.
Youth creating awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals in Tokelau
Mar 3, 2016
The Tokelau Youth Group is a network of 60 young people from the three atolls, supported by their respective local governments called “Taupulega”. The group was established in the late 1990's but, due to to funding constraints, they only managed to revive itself in September 2015 during the South-South Sub Regional Youth Initiative on Climate Change Meeting.
Improving the resilience of beach fales to climate change: a UNDP GEF initiative implemented by the Samoa Tourism Authority
Feb 29, 2016
Building the resilience of small scale tourism operations to climate change risks is the primary objective of a UNDP-GEF funded project, Enhancing the resilience of tourism-reliant communities to climate change risks. The project is now in its third year of implementation by the Samoa Tourism Authority.
COP 21 | The Impacts of the Outcomes - A Pacific View
Feb 2, 2016
There is no doubt that climate change is real in the Pacific, and finally, a global agreement has been made that recognised this. The Agreement highlights a path into the future which promises hope for sustainability and equality, where all countries are able being called upon to take responsibility for their actions and have agreed that climate change is of national concern and can only be challenged through a unified and sustainable approach.
Parliamentary Legal Counsel to Samoa Parliament strengthens democracy
Jan 25, 2016
Dr. Mulitalo leads a team of six research officers at the Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly of Samoa, providing support to parliamentarians as part of her job under the Samoa Parliamentary Support Project (SPSP), a collaborative effort by UNDP, AusAid and partners.
Building Blocks for Gender Equality: fostering women’s inclusion in politics
Dec 4, 2015
Women’s participation in decision –making is still a challenge and is restricted regardless their right to participate equally in democratic governance and their proven abilities as leaders and agents of change.
Freezer Handover marks Tokelau's Green Energy Leadership
Dec 4, 2015
In 2012, Tokelau achieved one of the world’s first energy transformation milestones: a country able to use solar power to generate 100 per cent of its electricity.