The United Nations 76th President of the General Assembly has launched a Campaign entitled “New Year’s Resolution for Vaccine Equity sending to the world a clear message of our commitment and partnership on the importance of vaccine equity.
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The President of French Polynesia, H.E. Mr. Edouard Fritch, visited the Permanent Mission of Samoa to United Nations on Tuesday 5 October 2021. President Fritch was accompanied by Mr. Manuel Terai, Permanent Secretary for International Affairs and Mr. Engel Raygadas, Deputy Permanent Secretary.
The Independent State of Samoa and the Dominican Republic have formally established diplomatic relations with effect from 23 September 2021. The Joint Communiques were signed between H.E. Mr. Roberto Alvarez, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic, and H.E. Fatumanava-o-Upolu III Dr. Paolelei Luteru, Permanent Representative of Samoa to the United Nations, at the Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic in New York.
Hon. Fiame Naomi Mataafa - Prime Minister
“I appealed for an end to violence everywhere, now. But violence is not confined to the battlefield. For many women and girls, the threat looms largest where they should be safest. In their own homes.”
- ANTÓNIO GUTERRES, UN SECRETARY-GENERAL
The United Nations calls on Samoa to uphold its commitment to ending all forms of violence against women and girls, including violent threats, intimidation, verbal and physical harassment and abuse and stands ready to support all actors in their efforts to achieve this goal.
The new Permanent Representative of the Independent State of Samoa, Fatumanava Dr. Pa’olelei Luteru presented his credentials to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. António Guterres at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Thursday 3rd of June 2021. The Ambassador was accompanied by Mrs. Matilda Bartley, Deputy Permanent Representative, to the presentation of credentials ceremony.