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About UNDP in Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau

The Apia based UNDP office which was officially set up on 1st July 1979 covers four Pacific Island Countries in the South Pacific Polynesian sub-region. The UNDP Multi-Country Office aims to “make a difference in Pacific people’s lives” by supporting countries to accelerate progress on human development.
The MCO works closely with the four Governments and Non Government Organisations on development programmes in the areas of:

 - Democratic Governance
 - Poverty Reduction
 - Crisis Prevention and Recovery
 - Environment and Energy
 - Women's Empowerment

What do we want to accomplish?

Pacific peoples living in prosperous, secure and peaceful communities empowered to create sustainable livelihoods while embracing the uniqueness of their cultures and natural environments in a changing world.

The UNDP Multi-Country Office in Samoa supports the Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa andTokelau and the greater Pacific community to achieve their national development priorities, including the Millennium Development Goals. Drawing on partnerships, global networks and local knowledge, we work with our partner states towards poverty reduction, good governance, human rights and environmental sustainability while building the resilience of communities to the impacts of climate change and natural disasters.

Under the ONE UN mandate, we will work to enhance national capacities to deliver programmes in south-south cooperation; capacity development; climate change and disaster risk reduction; MDGs through sports, volunteerism, Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D); and community-based development and planning.

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