Permanent Mission of the Independent State of Samoa to the United Nations
UN Food Systems Summit in Rome, 24 - 26 July 2023
The Honurable Prime Minister of Samoa, Afioga Fiame Naomi Mata'afa, in her capacity as Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States, told the Summit "I bring a message of trepidation on behalf of 65 million people in SIDS" but also "a missive of hope."
A New Era of Island Leadership: Samoa is AOSIS Chair
The influential negotiating bloc of small island developing States will now be headed by a Pacific country, commemorated during official handover from outgoing Chair, Antigua and Barbuda
31st January, 2023
H.E. Fatumanava-o-Upolu III Dr. Pa’olelei Luteru presented his credentials, as High Commissioner of Samoa to Canada to the Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon at the Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Friday 20, January 2023.
Speaking on behalf of Pacific SIDS, Samoa's Ambassador to the UN, H.E. Fatumanava-o-Upolu III Dr. Pa'olelei Luteru, told the General Assembly that the "world and our pacific region do not need nuclear weapons to survive."
Samoa and Jamaica has formally established diplomatic relations with effect from 26 April 2022. The Joint Communique was signed between H.E. Fatumanava-o-Upolu III Dr. Pa’olelei Luteru, Permanent Representative of Samoa to the United Nations and H.E. Mr. Brian Wallace, Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations, at the Permanent Mission of Jamaica in New York.
Samoa has been appointed by the President of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Abdulla Shahid, as one of the 12 members of the High-Level Panel on the MVI.
The Panel is tasked with finalising work on the MVI by December 2022. The Panel will be co-chaired by the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, H.E. Mr Gaston Browne, and the former Prime Minister of Norway, H.E. Ms Erna Solberg. Other members of the Panel were drawn from the Private sector, civil societies and acadamia.