About the UN in Samoa

There are 15 United Nations organizations based in Apia that form the UN Country Team serving the Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tokelau: FAO, ILO, UNDP together with UNCDF, UN Volunteers, the Global Fund and the Small Grants Programme, UNEP, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNFPA, UN Women, WHO, WMO, OCHA.

The UN Country Team in Samoa works collaboratively on joint development programmes to serve the people of Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa, and Tokelau.

Guided by the United Nations Pacific Strategy 2018 - 2022, the UNCT Samoa delivers integrated, country needs-based support and interventions around six thematic areas of development- i.e., Climate Change; Disaster Resilience and Environment Protection; Gender Equality; Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Empowerment; Equitable Basic Services; Governance and Community Engagement; and Human Rights. Over US$300 million has been invested by the UN to deliver on the expectations of the UNPS six thematic areas.

The implementation of UN programmes, are led by government ministries; in partnership with international and regional organizations, the private sector, non- governmental organizations, civil society organizations, faith-based organizations and the media.


SDG advocacy in Niue
Caption: Representatives of the UN, the Niue Government, NGOs and the private sector after an advocacy session on the Sustainable Development Goals.
Photo: © UN Samoa



The Sustainable Development Goals in Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tokelau

The Sustainable Development Goals are a global call to action to end poverty, protect the earth’s environment and climate, and ensure that people everywhere can enjoy peace and prosperity. These are the goals the UN is working on in Samoa: