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  • Media awards to recognise gender-balanced election coverage Feb 26, 2016

    Media 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 Society Feb 17, 2016

    The “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 landowners Feb 11, 2016

    A 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 Nursery Jan 20, 2016

    The 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 Office Jan 19, 2016

    As 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 inaugurated Dec 18, 2015

    The 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 projects Dec 18, 2015

    The 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.

  • Aspirations: Stories of Samoan Youth shaping their future Dec 11, 2015

    Aspirations is a photographic project that aims at documenting the reality of youths in Samoa, with a special focus on employment.

  • Working for equality between women and men Nov 28, 2015

    As part of the IPPWS, a new training “Helping women win” will be held tomorrow and Tuesday at the FAO Conference Room, in Matautu-Uta, Apia. The facilitator of the sessions will be the Elizabeth Weir and all women candidates are welcome to join.

  • Spotlighting prevention, “Orange the World” kicks off global efforts to end violence against women and girls Nov 25, 2015

    Globally, during the fortnight under the “Orange the world” call, over 450 events are planned in more than 70 countries throughout the 16 days. They include the lighting of major monuments, and numerous activities involving civil society such as dialogue sessions with faith-based leaders, film screenings, theatre and dance performances, rallies, marches, marathons and digital activism via social media platforms.

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