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H.E. Tupua Ban Ki Moon
H.E Tupua Ban Ki Moon in Samoa during the Third International Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) Conference which was held in Samoa, September 2014. Picture here with his "tuiga" or head piece normally for a chief or "Matai" of Samoa. Ban Ki Moon was conferred the Chiefly title "TUPUA" when he was in Samoa for the conference.
Prime Minister Address the General Assembly
H.E. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi addresses the General Assembly of the United Nations during its 70th Session in September 2016. Issues that the Prime Minister raised included the fight against climate change, the work of Samoa to uphold peace and security through Samoa Police work in peacekeeping efforts around the world and upholding Human Rights just to name a few.
A Samoan Fale (house) on the edges of a lagoon in rural Savaii, the bigger Island of Samoa. Nowadays, the Samoan Fale uses iron corrugated roofing as a substitute to the well woven Pandanus leaves that were used in the construction of a Samoan fale. There are no walls to allow the breeze and fresh air to flow right through the house.
Samoa the 147th member of the UN
The General Assembly this afternoon admitted the Independent State of Western Samoa as the 147th Member of the United Nations. A 45-nation draft resolution calling for Samoa's admission was adopted unanimously by the Assembly. Following the admission of Samoa to the United Nations, the Deputy Head of State of that country, Tupua Tamasese Lealofi IV, speaking in Samoan, addressed the Assembly. Welcoming statements were then made by a number of delegations. PC: UN Photos