UN Assistant Secretary-General Miroslav Jenča’s visit to the UN in Samoa
Sep 6, 2017
The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Miroslav Jenča was warmly welcomed by the UN Resident Coordinator, Lizbeth Cullity, to address all UN personnel at the FAO Conference Room today.
Samoa Receives 28 Grants for Environmental Projects
Sep 1, 2017
Twenty-eight applicants from Upolu and Savai’i were awarded grants through Operational Phase 6 of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The opening of the inception workshop for the nineteen recipients of grant awards in Upolu was held this morning at the TATTE Convention Centre, following the workshop in Savai’i on 31 August 2017 where nine successful applicants signed grant documents.
Global Climate Fund Samoa project launch and Inception workshop
Aug 21, 2017
The Government of Samoa through the Ministry of Finance and the United Nations Development Program has launched the Global Climate Fund Samoa project & Inception workshop.
Rare skink, believed on the verge of extinction, found in Niue
Aug 21, 2017
Pacific conservationists and international scientists are very excited that a Niuean skink thought close to extinction has been re located. The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) today announced the find of the Olive small-scaled skink Emoia lawesi by a member of its Ridge to Reef (R2R) project team.
Discrimination against women: First mission ever to Samoa by a UN human rights expert group
Aug 3, 2017
A United Nations human rights expert group will carry out a fact-finding visit to Samoa from 8 to 18 August to assess the progress made towards eliminating discrimination against women and the protection and promotion of women’s rights in the country.
Future of renewable energy shines brightly in Samoa
Aug 2, 2017
The Government of Samoa and the United Nations Development Programme today officially signed an agreement on a new renewable energy project with Global Environment Fund. The signing brings the project another step closer to launch and Samoa’s climate and energy security goals.
Nauru first to sign the new United Nations Pacific Strategy 2018 – 2022
Jul 18, 2017
The UNPS responds to the national priorities of 14 Pacific Countries and Territories, focusing on six priority areas of work, where the UN agencies are committed to working jointly to help countries to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Projects combine efforts to train Savaii communities in the use of alternative Sustainable and Resilient Agricultural Methods
Jul 3, 2017
Two environmentally based Projects under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment joined forces last week to provide a combined training for 20 villages in Savaii, on Sustainable Land and Integrated water management and Climate Resilient Sustainable Agricultural Practices.
Pacific Dialogue in Samoa initiates further steps towards critical climate change risk insurance for the region
Jun 30, 2017
This week in Apia, Samoa, government officials from across the Pacific joined global experts from the private sector in a regional dialogue to discuss the role of climate risk financing in the region’s resilience to climate change. The forum culminated in an agreement to submit the idea of establishing mechanisms for insurance and risk financing dedicated to addressing climate change impacts, to the Leaders meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum.
Pacific countries coming together this week to explore enhanced resilience through climate risk financing
Jun 26, 2017
UNDP-supported forum to discuss the critical need for financial management of climate change - including insurance - in a region highly vulnerable to rising seas and intensifying tropical storms