Press releases

  • 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.

  • Media awards to recognise gender-balanced election coverage Feb 26, 2016

    Media coverage promoting gender equality in leadership and decision-making in Samoa will be highlighted through the new IPPWS Media Awards for Excellence in Gender-Sensitive Election Coverage in Samoa, launching on Friday 26 February.

  • Preventing Corruption a Priority for Samoa Youth, Civil Society Feb 17, 2016

    The “Integrity Workshop” for Samoan Youth and the “Anti-Corruption Workshop” for Civil Society Organizations are being undertaken in Samoa as a joint initiative of two United Nations agencies in partnership with the Samoan National Youth Council (SNYC) and the Samoan Umbrella for Non-Governmental Organisations (SUNGO) to provide participants with an opportunity to see how anti-corruption can be addressed in Samoa, consistent with the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC).

  • Conservation finance option available to landowners Feb 11, 2016

    A UNDP GEF funded project based on compensating community land owners to provide for ecosystem services whilst promoting nature conservation will help address long-term land degradation, as well as improve economic livelihoods of rural communities and land owners of these critical landscapes.

  • Strengthening Samoa’s Critical Landscapes through a rehabilitated Nursery Jan 20, 2016

    The 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 Office Jan 19, 2016

    As 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.