Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tokelau



This is a critical moment for the world, and for development. A planetary emergency and the pandemic have depleted the world’s natural resources and widened poverty and inequality. But this is also a moment of choice: an opportunity to learn from our experience, to do things differently, to aspire to greater shared goals.

UNDP's new Strategic Plan 2022-2025 describes how the organisation intends to work together with our partners to deliver what’s required of us in these extraordinary times. Collaborating across the revitalized UN system and beyond for stronger collective results. Applying integrated approaches aimed at transformative change. Supporting governments and communities to rebound from COVID-19 and build forward better. Here we showcase our work on the ground through our Apia based UNDP office, which covers four Pacific Island Countries in the South Pacific Polynesian sub-region.

The UNDP office working in Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tokelau, aims to “make a difference in Pacific people’s lives” by supporting countries to accelerate progress on human development. The Multi-Country Office works closely with the four Governments and Non-Government Organisations on development programmes in the areas of:

  • Democratic Governance

  • Poverty Reduction

  • Crisis Prevention and Recovery

  • Environment and Energy

  • Women's Empowerment