Samoa Signs Pacific UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework: Planet, People, Prosperity and Peace

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Samoa Prime Minister Hon. Fiamē Naomi Mata’afa signing the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2023 – 2027 on behalf of the Samoa Government.

11 October 2022 Apia Samoa. Since August 2021, United Nations (UN) teams across the Pacific have worked closely with Pacific governments, civil society, development partners, and the Council of Regional Organizations of the Pacific (CROP), to develop the Pacific UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2023-2027.

Group Photo: CEO for MFAT Afioga Peseta Nomea Simi, UN Resident Coordinator Dr. Simona Marinescu, Reverend Amosa Pouoa and Heads of UN Agencies, National Representatives UN Country Team in Samoa.

The Framework acts as the blueprint for the work of the UN across 14 Pacific Island Countries over the next five years from 2023-2027.

It ensures UN efforts are aligned with development plans and aspirations of each nation, to best support their achievements of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

As well as aligning itself to the national development plans of individual countries, the Framework is also fully aligned to the recently launched ‘2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent’, as well as Samoa Development Pathways and other important strategic documents. 

Samoa Prime Minister, Hon. Fiame Mata’afa has endorsed the Framework on behalf of the Government of Samoa. 

The Prime Minister signed the document on Tuesday 11 October with Dr Simona Marinescu, UN Resident Coordinator to Cook Islands, Samoa, Niue, and Tokelau.

The signing was witnessed by Samoa’s MFAT CEO, Peseta Nomea Simi.

Chief Executive Officer for MFAT, Afioga Peseta Nomea Simi witnessing UN Resident Coordinator, Dr. Simona Marinescu signing the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framwork 2023 – 2027 on behalf of the United Nation.

The Framework will contribute to a Pacific region where all people, leaving no place behind, are equal and free to exercise their fundamental rights, enjoy gender equality and peace, are resilient to existential threats, and live in harmony with the blue continent.

The UN will support the national development priorities across four outcomes: Planet, People, Prosperity and Peace. 

PLANET: By 2027, people, communities and institutions are more empowered and resilient to face diverse shocks and disasters, especially related to climate change, and ecosystems and biodiversity are better protected, managed and restored.

PEOPLE: By 2027, more people, particularly those at risk of being left behind, benefit from more equitable access to resilient, and gender-responsive, quality basic services, food security/nutrition and social protection systems.

PROSPERITY: By 2027, more people, especially those at risk of being left behind, contribute to and benefit from sustainable, resilient, diversified, inclusive and human-centred socio-economic systems with decent work and equal livelihoods opportunities, reducing inequalities and ensuring shared prosperity.

PEACE: By 2027, people enjoy and contribute to more accountable, inclusive, resilient and responsive governance systems that promote gender equality, climate security, justice and peace, ensure participation, and protect their human rights.

Samoa Prime Minister Hon. Fiamē Naomi Mata’afa signing the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2023 – 2027 on behalf of the Samoa Government.