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UNITED NATIONS

 The Vaisigano River in Apia
Apia, SAMOA — The United Nations has glaring problems in Samoa where the government is calling for the UN's role in the country to be reviewed. The most pressing immediate problem concerns the UN Resident Co-ordinator in Samoa, Simona Marinescu, and the local government's allegation that she has...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa is to get $US2.3 million worth of laboratory equipment and medical supplies for its Covid-19 response. The UN Office for Project Services is procuring the equipment with financial assistance from the World Bank and the Samoan government. Under the project, the UN Office is also...
Tofiga Fepulea’i, as Aunty Tala
Suva, FIJI — The United Nations has announced Pacific Unite: Saving Lives Together, a first-of-its-kind televised and digitally streamed concert that will call on leaders and citizens across the region to work together and with the rest of the world in the fight against COVID-19. The concert –...
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New York, NEW YORK — The suspected murder of an I-Kiribati fisheries observer in March of this year demands UN intervention to ensure effective and thorough investigation, according to a formal complaint by Greenpeace USA and the Association for Professional Observers (APO). The complaint,...
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Nuku'alofa, TONGA — A New Zealand-based Tongan lawyer, Nalesoni Tupou, is questioning China's claim it could speak for or represent Tonga at the United Nations (UN). That comes after Tonga lost its right to vote because of outstanding fees. Those fees have since been repaid with Tonga's chief...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The United Nations General Assembly “strongly urges” American Samoa’s  administering Power - the United States of America - “to refrain from undertaking any kind of illicit, harmful, and unproductive activities, including the use of the Territory as an international...
Tonga's King Tupou VI  speaking at U.N.
UN Headquarter, NEW YORK — Tonga is one of seven countries to lose their votes at the United Nations General Assembly because it hasn't paid its fees. The United Nations said the seven were so far behind in paying their dues that they are losing their voting privileges in the 193-member General...
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres with Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama
Suva, FIJI — The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has praised Fiji as a strong committed partner in peacekeeping and for taking a leading role in the battle against climate change. Mr Guterres was speaking after formal talks with the Fijian prime minister Frank Bainimarama this morning. Mr...
Cherelle Fruean (2nd left) with ASCC students
Cherelle Fruean (second left) Program Analyst for Sustainable Development Goals Localization with the United Nation Development Program, visited the American Samoa Community College campus last week to speak to students about UN programs for young entrepreneurs. Fruean, who works out of Apia, Samoa...
 Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi addresses the UN General Assembly in New York
NEW YORK — Samoa's prime minister has joined other Pacific leaders in calling on the global community to unite and arrest the threat of climate change. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi made the call while addressing the United Nations. He told the General Assembly that climate change was the over-...