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  • 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.

  • Niue national consultations develop new UN Pacific Strategy Oct 10, 2016

    The One UN team and the Government of Niue completed 2-days (05-06 October) of national multi-stakeholder consultations and reached an understanding on potential areas of UN support strongly linked to the Niue National Strategic Plan. The consultations engaged government and key stakeholders from various sectors in a participatory process to develop 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.

  • UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme assist Sapapalii improve its biodiversity Sep 26, 2016

    Coastal communities in Samoa suffer the greatest impact of climate change in the country. Sapapalii, a coastal community on southeast Savaii is one of the many rural communities experiencing the extremes of weather. The most recent disaster was in 2012 when Cyclone Evan completely damaged the only bridge connecting the village to the main town of Salelologa. This has disrupted the community’s access to public services, critical infrastructures, and commercial service. At the same time, houses and food crops were washed away by the cyclone and heavy siltation is deposited along the seashore.