• 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.

  • Post-Election analysis 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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