Volunteers Celebrate International Volunteer Day
Dec 11, 2017
On the week that the world celebrated International Volunteer Day (IVD), United Nations Volunteers (UNVs), volunteers from SPREP, US Peace Corps and United Nations (UN) staff “acted first” through a rubbish collecting activity sponsored by UNV. The activity at Sogi on Friday afternoon, 8 December 2017 was designed to showcase the true spirit of volunteerism in line with the IVD theme for 2017, #VolunteersActFirst. Here. Everywhere.
Siumu Women’s Committee Thinking of the Future
Nov 20, 2017
The Women’s Committee at Siumu are serious about conserving their environment and surrounding. It is for this reason that they have completed the first of its two-phase USD10,000 project funded by UNDP GEF-Small Grants Programme, which is in line with the United Nations SDG14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
Samoa ready to implement the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing
Nov 10, 2017
Samoa’s biodiversity, rich and unique, is the result of years in geographical isolation. The launch of a new project puts the small Polynesian country at the forefront of “Access and Benefit Sharing” – helping ensure communities derive significant economic, social and environmental benefits from the country’s extensive genetic resources.
Government of Samoa’s exceptional gesture to the United Nations system in Samoa
Nov 4, 2017
The United Nations system in Samoa hosted a soft opening for its new premises at Tuana’imato, referred to as the One-UN House on Friday, 3 November 2017. The building previously housed the UN Secretariat to the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States held in 2014 in Samoa.
Samoa hosts series of meetings to operationalise the Pacific Roadmap for Sustainable Development
Nov 3, 2017
The Government of Samoa, the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and the UN system hosted Pacific Islands Country Representatives in Apia on 1 and 2 November to discuss the delivery of the Pacific Roadmap for Sustainable Development (PRSD). The Roadmap was endorsed by Forum Leaders at the 48th Pacific Islands Forum meeting held in Apia in September.
Samoa is ready to IMPRESS with launch of large-scale renewable energy project
Oct 31, 2017
As officials gather in Bonn for the annual COP climate talks, the Government of Samoa and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today officially launched a multi-million dollar project (dubbed “IMPRESS” - “Improving the Performance and Reliability of Renewable Energy Power System in Samoa”) to enhance sustainable and cost-effective energy production in the Small Island Developing State.
GCF Samoa Inception Workshop
Oct 25, 2017
The Government of Samoa through the Ministry of Finance and the United Nations Development Program will be holding an Inception Workshop for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and Government of Samoa (GoS) funded project “Integrated Flood Management to Enhance Climate Resilience for the Vaisigano River Catchment” on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 October 2017 at the Tanoa Hotel.
1,400 students and teachers in Samoa participate in tsunami evacuation drills
Oct 12, 2017
On the occasion of International Day for Disaster Reduction, tsunami evacuation drills in Samoa mobilised 1,400 students and teachers to test their school disaster preparedness and evacuation plans.
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.