Press releases
  • The “Call for Proposals Outreach Workshops” by the UNDP Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) Apr 14, 2018

    Approximately 400 representatives from villages and community organisations in Samoa, participated in the ‘Call for Proposals’ Workshops’ by the UNDP Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP). The UNDP GEF-SGP Sub Regional team, together with the National Steering Committee (NSC) and Technical Advisory Group (TAG), facilitated the Upolu workshop on Tuesday 09th April 2018, and the Savaii workshop on Thursday 12th April 2018.

  • UNDP Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) “Call for Proposals Outreach Workshops” Apr 7, 2018

    The UNDP Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP), established in 1992, promotes the goal of "thinking globally, acting locally” which emphasises ‘community action.’

  • Leadership project to build on women’s representation in Samoa Apr 4, 2018

    A new leadership project is launching in Samoa on Wednesday, April 4th, aiming to build on advances in gender equality.

  • Low Cost agro-ecology farming promoted Mar 29, 2018

    The Komiti a Tina Tulivae of Samatau had every reason to be proud of their concerted efforts to implement their organic farming project in partnership with the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. With the financial grant received from the UNDP Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP), the President of the Women’s Committee Ms. Aumua Karolaine Taulealo Ane humbly expressed their appreciation and gratitude to the GEF-SGP for the grant received to implement their agro-ecology project. She proudly added that they have managed to sell their first harvest of cabbages, lettuce, and tomatoes to the neighboring village of Manono.

  • GEF-Small Grants Programme Annual Workshop and Monitoring Mission in Savaii Mar 23, 2018

    As part of its 2018 workplan and in preparation for the 6th Operational Phase (OP6) core funds grant allocation call for proposals, the National Steering Committee (NSC) and Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of the GEF Small Grants Programme held its first annual joint workshop and monitoring of projects in Savaii from Monday 19th April to Wednesday 21st April 2018.

  • New UN Resident Coordinator Takes Up Post in Samoa Mar 16, 2018

    The new United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Samoa, Ms Simona Marinescu, today presented her credentials to the Prime Minister of Samoa, the Honourable Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi during their first official meeting.

  • Winners on International Women’s Day Mar 9, 2018

    The United Nations recently hosted a Photo Competition as a way of commemorating International Women’s Day 2018. Under the theme of ‘Sisterhood’, participants were invited to illustrate the support that women and girls provided not only to each other, but to their families, friends, communities, the country and the world in their submitted photographs.

  • Happy International Women’s Day Mar 8, 2018

    This year, International Women’s Day comes on the heels of unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice. Sexual harassment, violence and discrimination against women has captured headlines and public discourse, propelled by a rising determination for change.

  • Malaemalu taking action Feb 19, 2018

    The community of Malaemalu are all about preserving their environment for their future generation. It is located in the rural district of Falealili and situated on the Southeast coast of Upolu Island with an approximate population of 1,400 residents. Its economy relies mainly on its natural surrounding which is why they have successfully acquired financial assistance from the United Nations Development Programme Global Environment Facility-Small Grants Programme (UNDP GEF-SGP) to conserve their coastal freshwater springs; a mangrove ecosystem area of about ten (10) acres adjacent its existing fish reserve.

  • Cook Islands MPs briefed on proposed Ocean Legislation Feb 7, 2018

    A two-day capacity building workshop designed for Members of the Cook Islands Parliament, provided the platform for open and robust discussions on the soon to be tabled Maritime Zones Bill and the Marine Resources Bill.

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