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Press releases

  • 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.

  • Cook Islands Women's Practice Parliament Underway Mar 7, 2017

    Supported by the United Nations Development Programme Pacific Parliamentary Effectiveness Initiative (PPEI), the workshop is organised by the Parliament of the Cook Islands, in partnership with the Cook Islands National Council of Women. UNDP’s Pacific Parliamentary Effectiveness Initiative is funded by the New Zealand Government.

  • Paving the way for future women Members of Parliament Feb 9, 2017

    A two-day seminar to discuss how best to increase the number of women in Samoa's future Parliaments was held at the Tradition Resort in Siusega.

  • UNDP GEF-AF Sub Regional Project Management Meeting Aug 26, 2016

    National Project managers and Coordinators of UNDP Global Environment Fund (GEF) and Adaptation Fund (AF) projects implemented by UNDP Samoa Multi-County Office for Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tokelau are meeting for three days this week in Apia, from 29th – 30th August 2016 at the Taumeasina Island Resort.

  • National Consultations to develop new UN Pacific Strategy Jun 14, 2016

    National consultations with civil society organizations and the private sector to develop the new United Nations Pacific Strategy (UNPS) 2018 – 2022 will take place this Thursday, 16th June, 2016 at the FAO Conference Room at Matautu-Uta starting from 9:00am. More than 50 participants are expected to attend representing NGOs, civil society groups, farmer groups, culture and fine arts, private sector representatives, tourist operators, and youth groups.

  • UNDP: Fastest Population Shift in History Means Make or Break for Asia-Pacific Apr 26, 2016

    Long-term planning now can bring unprecedented growth and tackle poverty, conflict and migration

  • Freedom of information and Sustainable development Apr 25, 2016

    With 2016 as the official year to strengthen global commitments on sustainable development through the promotion of 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations Country Team in Samoa and NUS agreed to host this event to highlight the significance of the media in development and its many functions that can further the cause of improving the quality of life.

  • Enhancing youth participation in the electoral process Mar 2, 2016

    The third debate of the “IPPWS Roundtable on Women in Politics” sponsored by UN Women and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be broadcast tonight at 8:45pm on TV3.