Tag Archives: Samoa

Medium-Term Expenditure Planning for National Sustainable Development

Analysts and budget planning officers from the Cook Islands, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau and Samoa came together in Nadi, Fiji last week to enhance medium-term expenditure planning as a tool for achieving national sustainable development. Continue reading

Workshop on Revitalization of Indigenous Architecture

A Final Report (PDF) of the Workshop on Revitalization of Indigenous Architecture and Traditional Building Skills is a proceedings of the Workshop held in Apia in November 2014 in collaboration between the Government of Samoa and the International Training Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia and Pacific Region (CRIHAP). Continue reading

Promoting safe produce and quality in Samoa

The Samoa Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are partnering to promote fresh produce safety and quality in Samoa. Consumers have a right to expect that the foods  purchased and consumed will be safe and of high quality. Consumers should also have a right to voice their opinions about the food control procedures, standards and activities that governments and industry use to ascertain that the food supply has these characteristics. Continue reading

Women’s political participation programme holds trainings in Apia

Journalists, students and potential political candidates will take part in a number of trainings in Apia this week to help them play their part in increasing the number of women in parliament at the 2016 election. A two-day workshop on gender-sensitive election reporting for National University of Samoa (NUS) journalism students starts on Tuesday 4 August, followed by a one-day workshop on the same theme with professional journalists on Friday 7 August. Continue reading

Issues Facing Small Island Developing States ‘Global Challenges’ Demanding Collective Responsibility

Cyclone Pam aftermathTransnational crime, illicit exploitation of resources, climate change, natural disasters and other factors that threatened small island developing States must be addressed globally and in the context of international stability, speakers today stressed in an all-day open debate in the Security Council. “The issues facing small island developing States are global challenges.  Continue reading

UNICEF Partners the All Blacks visit Samoan children ahead of momentous game

UNICEF partners All Blacks rugby teamUNICEF International partners, the All Blacks, today took time out before their historic game against Manu Samoa in Apia to meet and play with local Samoan children. Liam Messam, Codie Taylor, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Seta Tamanivalu and Tom Taylor ran drills based on UNICEF’s sport for development programme, Just Play, and took part in a fruit kebab making Continue reading

World Humanitarian Summit Regional Consultation for the Pacific, Auckland, New Zealand

World Humanitarian Summit pictureThe WHS regional Consultation for the Pacific was held in Auckland, New Zealand, from 30 June to 2 July 2015. It was hosted by the Government of New Zealand and co-chaired by the Governments of Australia and New Zealand along with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA). In the spirit of the summit’s multi-stakeholder approach, the meeting brought together more than 140 participants from Continue reading

Resilient Coast: Climate Change and coastal living in Samoa

The majority of Samoans live by the sea. They rely on nature for their food, water and livelihood. Nature, however, is changing rapidly. Climate change is magnifying the environmental problems the coastal communities are facing in Samoa. Greater rainfall variability means longer dry periods, which means the groundwater become increasingly saline and polluted. The climate-induced decline of freshwater security is affecting the rural communities. Continue reading

UN Young Professionals Programme 2015 open for nationals of countries including New Zealand, Samoa, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

In 2015 the United Nations is looking for highly qualified candidates in the fields of Administration, Finance, Statistics, Public Information, Public Information, Social Affairs, and Legal Affairs who are ready to launch a professional career as an international civil servant. The young professionals programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative that brings new talent to the United Nations through an annual entrance examination. Continue reading

Inclusive growth required to achieve sustainable development in Asia-Pacific

UN Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2015Developing economies in the Asia-Pacific region continue to fare well in comparison to the rest of the world, but structural weaknesses constrain growth prospects, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said in its latest regional macroeconomic outlook report released today, emphasizing that more inclusive Continue reading