• Sustainability is the way forward - Tokelau Feb 21, 2018

    Tokelau is an atoll nation prone to the adverse impacts of extreme weather conditions (particularly tropical cyclones), climate variability (particularly drought), climate change and rising sea-level. The most significant climate change impacts on Tokelau’s communities will be on water and food security, community assets and infrastructure, reef and lagoon ecology.

  • Students learning more about the Sustainable Development Goals in Rarotonga Feb 8, 2018

    On Wednesday 7th of February, an Education for Sustainable Development workshop was held on Rarotonga.

  • United Nations Photo Competition Feb 7, 2018

    Call for interested Individuals and Groups to UN Photo Competition

  • The World Celebrates International Volunteer Day 2017 Dec 11, 2017

    International Volunteer Day (IVD) mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5 December. This is the day that volunteers and organizations worldwide celebrate their work and, achievements, and share their values while promoting their respective work.

  • Samoa taking action to achieve zero tolerance for Gender-based Violence Nov 29, 2017

    Samoa has been very active in advocating for ending violence against women, girls and children in the recent years. 2017 has seen much done by UN Women in collaboration with the governments of Samoa and Australia to support this work, which is in line with the United Nations (UN) SDG 5 recognizing gender equality and the empowerment of women as a key priority pledging that “no one will be left behind.”

  • Sheltered Shores: Penrhyn Community in Paradise Protects Coastline & Turtles Oct 26, 2017

    At the frontlines of sea level rise and experiencing more intense tropical storms, the Cook Islands is focused on strengthening resilience to the impacts of climate change.

  • Tokelau discusses ‘’Living with Change’’ with the UN agencies Sep 4, 2017

    Earlier this year, at the 2017 Ocean Conference in New York, Tokelau officially launched its climate change strategy titled Living with Change (LivC). On 31st August, Tokelau officials visited the UN agencies in Samoa w

  • UNDP Promoting Women in Politics in Samoa and Beyond Aug 29, 2017

    UNDP and UN Women were proud to host some of the most influential women in Samoa during a consultation for a project to promote Women in Politics in Samoa on 28 August 2017. An earlier phase of the project, titled the Increasing Political Participation of Women in Samoa (IPPWS) sought to increase community awareness of the importance of women’s engagement in political leadership, work with women candidates in the run up to the 2016 elections, and to work with political parties to raise awareness on gender issues. With the first phase of IPPWS completed, the ‘Validation Workshop’ held this week was an effort to consult with all major stakeholders in the development of Phase Two.

  • Samoa One-UN YEP Supports Organic Farming and Production Aug 22, 2017

    One of Samoa’s pre-eminent non-government organisations, Women in Business Development Inc (WIBDI) has reached a significant milestone. With the support of the Samoa One-UN Youth Employment Programme Samoa 1UN YEP) on 19 August 2017, WIBDI inaugurated its new processing facility at Nu’u fitted out with new modern food processing equipment, laboratory, cooling rooms and office facilities. The project is funded by the United Nations Development Programme Sustainable Development Goals Trust Fund.

  • UNDP Strengthens Its Role in Gender Equality Aug 8, 2017

    Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment training for UNDP staff and project partners, including representatives of the Government of Samoa took place during last week, 24-28 July 2017 in Apia, Samoa.

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