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
Empowering communities to save the environment
May 1, 2017
The opening of the first of two capacity building workshops planned for Upolu and Savai’i respectively for the Operational Phase 6 of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) was held this morning at the TATTE Convention Centre.
Tuvalu's Commitments in the Face of Climate Change Impacts
Mar 24, 2017
The “Energy Efficiency Demonstration Fale” project has been made possible through the Pacific Islands Greenhouse Gas Abatement through Renewable Energy Programme project implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Multi Country Office in Samoa, and executed by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme.
Sustainable Renewable Energy Efficiency Project in Palau
Mar 23, 2017
Renewable energy is at the source of helping to ensure the community of over 180 residents on Kayangel Island in Palau has access to water.
New Public-Private Partnership launched in Samoa to tackle TB, HIV and STIs
Mar 21, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Ministry of Health of Samoa and Digicel are joining forces through a public-private partnership to launch a new mass media campaign to address tuberculosis (TB), HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
New Legal Course for Samoan Parliamentarians Launched
Mar 17, 2017
A new Certificate of Law Course designed for Members of Parliament has been launched by the University of the South Pacific (USP) at the Legislative Conference Room in Tuana’imato on Tuesday 14th March.
Making UNDP Fit for Purpose for the SDGs
Mar 13, 2017
Senior Managers of 24 UNDP Country Offices in Asia - Pacific, the Regional Hub in Bangkok and Headquarters, and high-level government and business representatives attended the 2017 UNDP Regional Management Meeting held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 7 to 10 March.