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Climate focus at UN small islands summit in Samoa
A major United Nations conference on small island nations began in Samoa on Monday, with the emphasis on helping them survive the pressing challenge posed by climate change. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said the conference, which ends Thursday, was a once-in-a-decade opportunity to promote sustainable development in countries such as Samoa, which are often described as on the front line of ...(8/31/2014 10:03:29 PM)
Barbara Dreaver: Samoa steals the show
It's fair to say the Samoans are a little smug - and with good reason.(9/1/2014 4:13:52 PM)
SAMOA: From weeds to electricity, UN partnership aims to connect families to electric grid
A toxic weed in Samoa is being turned into electricity, raising hopes that families on the southern coast of the Pacific island can be connected to the national grid as a result of a partnership between the Government and the United Nations.(8/29/2014 3:19:14 AM)
SAMOA: Small island developing states can lead transition to 'green' energy - UN
Despite being endowed with renewable energy sources – like wind, sunshine and waves – small island developing states remain heavily reliant on imported fossil fuels, a practice that the United Nations says can be reversed through durable partnerships.(9/1/2014 4:19:24 AM)
Anniversary of the NZ Occupation of German Samoa
Today, 29th August 2014, marks the 100 years centenary of the occupation of Samoa by New Zealand forces at the request of the British empire, ending the German rule of Samoa. It is also the starting point for the special relationship between Samoa and New Zealand.(8/28/2014 7:46:01 PM)
SAMOA: Tsunami-hit community honours Ban with 'chief' title
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was on Sunday given the title of 'Tupua' or 'chief' in south-eastern Samoa by villagers whose homes had been struck by a tsunami nearly five years ago.(8/31/2014 3:19:33 AM)
SAMOA: Apia welcomes thousands for UN conference
30 August 2014 – Ahead of the official opening of the United Nations conference on small island developing countries, the UN and Samoan flags were raised on Saturday over the site in the capital, Apia, that will host what is considered the largest conference of its kind in the Pacific region.(8/31/2014 7:14:48 PM)
Thousands show for United Nations conference in Samoa
Thousands of people have arrived in Samoa for a United Nations conference on challenges facing small island states.(9/1/2014 3:43:30 AM)
The Pacific islands are drowning, we need the worlds help
As prime minister of Samoa I urge the global leaders who will gather at our small islands summit next week to rise above the rhetoric and forge binding agreements on climate change Seeing is believing, it is often said, so I want world leaders to see for themselves what our islands are doing to deal with climate change, natural disasters and the tough economic challenges thrust upon us. Samoa ...(8/29/2014 5:30:08 PM)
Secretary-General remarks to the press at Conference on Small Island Developing States in Samoa [with Q&A]
I am delighted to visit Samoa for the first time as Secretary-General. I thank the Government and people of Samoa for their very kind, great hospitality and warm welcome.(9/1/2014 12:25:55 AM)
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