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  • COP 21 | The Impacts of the Outcomes - A Pacific ViewFeb 2, 2016There 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 democracyJan 25, 2016Dr. 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.

  • Freezer Handover marks Tokelau's Green Energy LeadershipDec 4, 2015In 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.

  • Building Blocks for Gender Equality: fostering women’s inclusion in politicsDec 4, 2015Women’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.

  • A Samoan Mission to ParisDec 2, 2015Mr. Iosefa has been tasked with bringing the voice of the people of the Pacific to Paris, to demand positive and legally binding results that will ensure the livelihoods of the Pacific peoples. “I would like to see the Pacific voices be heard in Paris, and making a strong statement to protect our land and our heritage. We have to fight for our survival and our most valuable possession, which is our land.

  • Cycling for a Cause Greater than FitnessNov 29, 2015Bicycles have been a key source of transport for many centuries. Not only have they provided an easy and cheap method to commute, but they have also offered people freedom and an ability to explore and discover.

  • Paddling a Straight Path Positive Actions to Raise Awareness of Climate ChangeNov 28, 2015“Climate Change is probably the biggest issue that our generation will face,” expresses Dr Daniel Price the founder of the climate change awareness NGO Pole to Paris. This is no understatement.

  • A Global Community whose voice can make a Difference The pole to Paris: Global Voices InitiativeNov 27, 2015Initially Pole to Paris was an awareness raising campaign ahead of the climate summit, COP21, in Paris this December. Two climate researchers are leading the campaign by biking and running from the Polar regions to Paris. The Southern Cycle leg is a 17,000 km journey from the Southern Polar region to Paris. The lead cyclist for this journey is Dr Daniel Price, PhD Antarctica Studies. The running journey, the 3,000 km long Northern Run, is led by Dr. Erlend Moster Knudsen, PhD in Arctic climate and will travel from the Northern Polar region to Paris.

  • What defines us? A COP21 Story.Nov 27, 2015COP21 has been argued as one of our last chances to tackle this issue with global cohesion. If we don’t change our course, sea level rise, cyclones and droughts will continue to compound and cause more devastation. Therefore, the decisions we make, what defines our global plan to address this issue, is critical.

  • NUS, ITC and UNDP help benefit more businesswomenNov 23, 2015Under an agreement signed earlier this year, NUS offered a course to 30 professional businesswomen and 30 government procurement officers on increasing government procurement from women owned businesses in Samoa.

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