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SDGs localized to coincide with Pacific Games

In keeping with its role as the integrator for the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs, the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP in Samoa today launched localized banners for the SDGs,…  


UNDP’s Deputy Regional Head visits Samoa

Ms. Valerie Cliff is the Deputy Regional Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific based in Bangkok, which the Samoa multi-country comes under. Ms. Cliff’s visit is significant as it…  


REACH Project, much-needed for Samoa.

The Rights, Empowerment and Cohesion, or REACH project, has been identified as much-needed for Samoa due to its high rural population, which was reported at about 81 per cent of the total population…  


Community Leaders show support for GCF Vaisigano Project

Community leaders from the villages covered under the Green Climate Fund Vaisigano Catchment Project (GCF-VCP) came out in full force today to show their support of the project, at a consultation led…  


GCF Vaisigano Project gathers momentum with Call for Proposals now out

The Green Climate Fund Vaisigano Catchment Project (GCF-VCP) is continuing its momentum with the latest development being the Call for Proposals (CfP) which is now out for the Ecosystem-based…  


Norwegian Prince visits Samoa’s biggest climate change adaptation project

The historic visit to Samoa by the Crown Prince of Norway included a stopover at the Vaisigano/Leone wall, which is part of the GEF-funded Economy-¬Wide Adaptation to Climate Change Project, as well…  


International Women’s Day celebration meets REACH Initiative in community-led event

The village of Leauvaa on the western side of the island of Upolu became the host of the community-led event to mark International Women’s Day (IWD) this year.  


Celebrating the women at the helm of Samoa’s biggest ever climate change and disaster resilient project on International Women’s Day

A few years ago, the acronym GCF probably wouldn’t register on many people’s minds here. That’s because the GCF, or the Green Climate Fund, hadn’t had any involvement with Samoa yet. Fast forward…  


Spotlight Initiative – EU and UN fight against domestic violence in the Pacific region

The Spotlight Initiative is an expression of the same political will that was demonstrated by the international community in adopting the Sustainable Development Goals, with Goal 5 focusing…  


Preliminary findings presented at the National Stakeholder Workshop for the Global ABS Project

Celebrating the first-year anniversary since the launch of the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project for Sustainable Development, a National Stakeholder Workshop took place at the Taumeasina Island Resort  

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