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Volunteers Celebrate International Volunteer Day

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…  


Siumu Women’s Committee Thinking of the Future

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…  


Samoa ready to implement the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing

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”…  


Samoa is ready to IMPRESS with launch of large-scale renewable energy project

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…  


GCF Samoa Inception Workshop

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)…  


1,400 students and teachers in Samoa participate in tsunami evacuation drills

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.  

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