The growing COVID-19 crisis threatens to disproportionately hit developing countries, not only as a health crisis in the short term but as a devastating social and economic crisis over the months and years to come.
Niue took another step today on the way to achieving its climate and energy security goals, with the signing of an agreement on a new project that will focus on accelerating renewable energy and energy efficiency.The new Resident Representative (RR) for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Samoa Multi-Country Office (MCO) today presented his credentials to Niue’s Premier, signaling the beginning of his official duties in Niue.
“For far too long, violence against women has been allowed to escalate to pandemic proportions in most parts of the world, even in our Pacific region.” His Excellency Mr Sujiro Seam, European Union Ambassador to the Pacific
As the year 2020 rolls on to March, the Women in Leadership in Samoa (WILS) Project continues to enrol more women from the communities to join the pool of more than 100 women that have been trained as trainers based on the Village Leadership Development Initiative’s (VLDI). The VLDI is a contextualized leadership development curriculum, tailor made for Samoan villages and communities that was developed with the aim of building leadership pathways for women by strengthening the leadership knowledge, skills and abilities of established, emerging village and community leaders.
The Fiji Police Force is partnering with Samoa’s Ministry of Police to carry out a five-day training this week, in a bid to enhance access to justice for arrested and detained persons, and prevent torture in police custody. The training, in international human rights and best practices for Samoa’s Police Service, is facilitated by trainers from the Fiji Police Force. The training is supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the British High Commission.
In early 2018, the office of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Samoa made a landmark decision to provide a professional volunteer to work with the Global Environment Facility–Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP) team at the UNDP office in Tuanaimato. This followed months of negotiation and meetings between the two parties, which also included a courtesy meeting with the Global Manager of the SGP, Ms. Yoko Watanabe, in August 2017.

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208,214

Population

17.1

Basic Needs Poverty

5.4%

Infant Mortality rate

96.5%

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