Press releases
  • 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.

  • Aspirations: Stories of Samoan Youth shaping their futureDec 11, 2015Aspirations 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 menNov 28, 2015As 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 girlsNov 25, 2015Globally, 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.

  • A new partnership to boost the promotion of human rights in SamoaNov 17, 2015The Ombudsman, AfiogaMaiavaIulaiToma, added: “I warmly welcome the technical as well as the financial support that UNDP is providing to take another step forward in the promotion of human rights. Educating people, improving the knowledge and understanding of communities and empowering them to take action to protect their human rights and respect the rights of others is the first block of a more harmonious and peaceful society.”

  • Samoa Youth Sign Joint Youth Declaration on Climate Change for COP21Nov 16, 2015Pacific people are not drowning. We are fighting. Every day we see the devastating effects of sea level rising but we deny giving this global threat power over our lives. Our will to overcome human resistance to significant actions that must be taken to reverse climate change impacts on our Mother Earth; Our Pacific Ocean will endure.

  • Three UN agencies support the Girls Leading Our World initiative in SamoaNov 3, 2015Three United Nations agencies - UNWomen, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – donated a total of USD 3,000 to the Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) for its upcoming conference this month.

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