Samoa

Trochus - a new coastal fisheries resource for Samoa

Wed 24 Sep 2014 -

APIA, Samoa --- Samoa is the latest country to successfully develop a new trochus (Tectus niloticus) fishery. On learning of the successful introduction of the species in Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Cook Islands and French Polynesia, the Government of Samoa began its effort to introduce the species in ...

Bullets found in Samoan journalist bag during SIDS conference

Thu 18 Sep 2014 -

APIA, Samoa --- Samoa's acting police Commissioner Fauono Talalelei Tapu has confirmed that gun bullets were found in the bag of a young Samoan female journalist during the Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) conference.

ILO applauds the work of Samoan Government in hosting S.I.D.S

Mon 15 Sep 2014 -

APIA, Samoa --- The Third Small Island Developing States Conference has been praised by the Deputy Director General of the International Labour Organization Gilbert Houngbo as a successful accomplishment by the people of Samoa.

Pacific organic growers - strengthening traditional ways and supporting sustainable development

Fri 05 Sep 2014 -

APIA, Samoa -- Dedicated and passionate Pacific organic farmers are working hard to combat challenges such as the effects of climate change, degradation of ecosystems due to unsustainable use of both land and marine resources, and the need to generate livelihoods to maintain island populations.

Pacific partnerships work to progress safe drinking water and sanitation

Fri 05 Sep 2014 -

APIA, Samoa ----Small island developing states of the Pacific face a set of difficult and complex challenges in securing safe drinking water and sanitation facilities for their citizens – challenges not easily addressed by single communities, organisations or sectors working in isolation. To make progress in the area of safe ...

SPC announced new sustainable energy partnerships

Fri 05 Sep 2014 -

APIA, Samoa ----Sustainable energy was one of the themes for the Multi-stakeholder Partnership Dialogue that took place at the United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Apia yesterday. SIDS are faced with a double challenge: not only do they rely heavily on fossil fuel that is expensive ...

SAMOA: Pacific women, youth to benefit from partnerships – UN

Fri 05 Sep 2014 -

APIA, Samoa -----Women and youth must be seen as partners in development and involved, not just included, in decision-making, according to discussions at the United Nations conference on small island developing states which wraps up Thursday in Samoa.

SAMOA: Small islands conference leaves ‘legacy with impact’ – UN

Fri 05 Sep 2014 -

APIA, Samoa -----With US$1.9 billion pledged in sustainable development partnerships, the United Nations on Thursday wrapped up its small island developing States conference and kicked off a drum roll of action on climate change.

Women invest 90% back into communities – International Trade Centre

Fri 05 Sep 2014 -

APIA, Samoa ----Women put back 90 per cent of their earnings into the community compared to 40 per cent with men.

Jobless young people desert sinking Pacific islands

Fri 05 Sep 2014 -

APIA, Samoa ----To some, it will smack of deserting a sinking ship. Young people are leaving their island homes in the Pacific and Caribbean in search of jobs and higher education. Without youthful citizens, small islands will struggle to cope with the effects of rising sea levels.

Marshall Islands calls on Australia to rethink climate change stance

Fri 05 Sep 2014 -

APIA, Samoa ---- Marshall Islands has joined other Pacific nations in calling on Australia to reconsider its position on climate change.

SIDS leadership commended as 3rd UN Conference on SIDS adopts Samoa Pathway

Samisoni Pareti, Group Editor-in-Chief, Islands Business Magazine
Fri 05 Sep 2014 -

Apia, Samoa ---- Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Christiana Figueres has paid tribute to the leadership role Small Island Developing State (SIDS) members of the UN are playing in the push to adopt a legally-binding global climate change agreement in Paris next year.

Samoa creates UN history with US$1.9 billion pledges in sustainable development partnerships

Makereta Komai
Fri 05 Sep 2014 -

APIA, Samoa ---- As the curtain falls on the 3rd Global conference on Small Island Developing States Thursday afternoon, the host government, Samoa and the United Nations celebrated the historical US$1.9 billion in partnership pledges made in the four days of the conference.

Samoa leads five Pacific Island nations in signing up to the Pacific Mangroves Charter

Thu 04 Sep 2014 -

Apia, Samoa ---- Environment Ministers of five Pacific Island countries – Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau, Samoa and Vanuatu – have committed to increase efforts to conserve mangroves, by signing the Pacific Mangroves Charter at a side event of the 3rd United Nations International Conference on Small Islands ...

Youth require investment for realization of full potential

Thu 04 Sep 2014 -

Apia, Samoa – The sustainability of social and economic development benefits, in whatever sector they may be, will be highly dependent on how much investment is made in those who will be responsible for its success: today’s youth.

Our Fish, Our Future

Thu 04 Sep 2014 -

A side event at the United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) called Our Fish, Our Future, with thematic focus on oceans, seas, and biodiversity, was organised by the Government of Nauru with assistance from the Pew Charitable Trusts. Representatives from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), ...

The Ulu o Tokelau got the first bite at beche-de-mer today - that is, at signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ne

Thu 04 Sep 2014 -

The Ulu o Tokelau got the first bite at beche-de-mer today - that is, at signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the New Caledonia Government. The MOU is about the sustainable development of the beche-de-mer, or sea cucumber, sector in the Pacific.

Strategy for Climate and Disaster Resilient Development in the Pacific

Thu 04 Sep 2014 -

APIA, Samoa ----The Pacific will be the first region in the world to fully integrate climate change and disaster risk management in a single regional strategy focused on resilient development.

Sustainable development of Small Island Developing States a global litmus test

Thu 04 Sep 2014 -

APIA, Samoa ---- Coping with climate change should be seen as more than just a question of survival for small island countries - the international community should view it as a challenge to take unified action and notch up efforts to shift to a sustainable model of development, FAO Director-General ...

SPC and the Pacific Organic movement growing a sustainable future together

Thu 04 Sep 2014 -

APIA, Samoa ----The United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Apia includes discussions on a variety of partnerships that contribute to the sustainable economic development of small islands.

Ulu o Tokelau gets a first bite at beche-de-mer agreement

Thu 04 Sep 2014 -

APIA, Samoa-----he Ulu o Tokelau got the first bite at beche-de-mer today - that is, at signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the New Caledonia Government. The MOU is about the sustainable development of the beche-de-mer, or sea cucumber, sector in the Pacific.

SAMOA: UN disaster risk chief calls for putting partnerships to work

Thu 04 Sep 2014 -

APIA, Samoa ----The commitments made at the international conference on partnering with small island developing states must be prioritized and implemented as soon as possible, urged the top United Nations official on disaster risk reduction.

Many SIDS countries short of Millennium Development Goals by 2015

Thu 04 Sep 2014 -

APIA, Samoa ---- For many Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) members hopes of achieving their Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the year 2015 are very slim.

From Data to Action at SIDS 2014: Strengthening climate services for resilient and prosperous Pacific communities

Thu 04 Sep 2014 -

The role of Pacific meteorological services in collecting, analysing and sharing ocean data is vital to the growth and resilience of Pacific communities.

IFRC and SPREP sign partnership to improve climate information and reduce disaster risk for Pacific Islanders

Thu 04 Sep 2014 -

Apia, Samoa - Today the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Secretariat for the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) signed a historic partnership agreement that aims to improve the way in which weather and climate information is delivered, understood and acted on, by communities ...