Samoa took another step towards fulfilling its commitments under Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action, with the signing today of an agreement on a new project named the Third National Communication (3NC) and First Biennial Update Report (BUR).
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.
Wearing green and getting dirt under their fingernails may not be the usual order of business on a Friday afternoon, but that’s exactly what UN and MNRE Forestry Division staff did today for World Environment Day, when they came together to plant over 600 trees.
As Samoa celebrates 58 years of independence on June 1st, we at the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, join in congratulating Samoa on reaching this milestone to its nationhood.
An emotional Grace Tamasoalii couldn’t hold back her tears as she received the prizes she won, along with three other youths from Savaii, in the Koko Innovation Challenge. The 34-year-old was grateful that her hard work had been recognized, especially when she remembered her cocoa plantation’s humble beginnings.
The new challenges presented by COVID-19 in relation to domestic violence has led to the Spotlight Initiative having to reprogramme some of its funding towards supporting national efforts to respond to gender-based violence.

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208,214

Population

17.1

Basic Needs Poverty

5.4%

Infant Mortality rate

96.5%

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