Press releases
  • UNDP: Fastest Population Shift in History Means Make or Break for Asia-PacificApr 26, 2016Long-term planning now can bring unprecedented growth and tackle poverty, conflict and migration

  • Freedom of information and Sustainable developmentApr 25, 2016With 2016 as the official year to strengthen global commitments on sustainable development through the promotion of 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations Country Team in Samoa and NUS agreed to host this event to highlight the significance of the media in development and its many functions that can further the cause of improving the quality of life.

  • Enhancing youth participation in the electoral processMar 2, 2016The third debate of the “IPPWS Roundtable on Women in Politics” sponsored by UN Women and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be broadcast tonight at 8:45pm on TV3.

  • Media awards to recognise gender-balanced election coverageFeb 26, 2016Media coverage promoting gender equality in leadership and decision-making in Samoa will be highlighted through the new IPPWS Media Awards for Excellence in Gender-Sensitive Election Coverage in Samoa, launching on Friday 26 February.

  • Preventing Corruption a Priority for Samoa Youth, Civil SocietyFeb 17, 2016The “Integrity Workshop” for Samoan Youth and the “Anti-Corruption Workshop” for Civil Society Organizations are being undertaken in Samoa as a joint initiative of two United Nations agencies in partnership with the Samoan National Youth Council (SNYC) and the Samoan Umbrella for Non-Governmental Organisations (SUNGO) to provide participants with an opportunity to see how anti-corruption can be addressed in Samoa, consistent with the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC).

  • Conservation finance option available to landownersFeb 11, 2016A UNDP GEF funded project based on compensating community land owners to provide for ecosystem services whilst promoting nature conservation will help address long-term land degradation, as well as improve economic livelihoods of rural communities and land owners of these critical landscapes.

  • Strengthening Samoa’s Critical Landscapes through a rehabilitated NurseryJan 20, 2016The rehabilitation of a Plant Nursery at Vailima is one of the efforts by the Government of Samoa and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to address the local communities’ land degradation issue through seedling rearing and supply.

  • Practice Parliament for Women who want to run for OfficeJan 19, 2016As part of the Increasing Political Participation of Women in Samoa (IPPWS) Programme, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Women in partnership with the Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly (OCLA), are organising a Practice Parliament to support women candidates in their efforts to get elected to the National Parliament in the March elections.

  • Vaiala Seawall officially inauguratedDec 18, 2015The Vaiala Seawall was built as part of the “Enhancing Resilience to Climate Change” project financed by the Adaptation Fund and implemented by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • Youth groups receive grants for environmental projectsDec 18, 2015The Youth Climate Action Network (YCAN) with representatives from 12 villages in Upolu and Savaii received a grant of USD 47,500. The Network will implement environmental projects focused on four main areas: waste management, rehabilitation of ecosystems, replanting and conservation of forests to protect watersheds and birdlife, and agricultural activities based upon sound ecological principles to support livelihoods generation for unemployed youth.

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