Samoa presents credentials to Director General of UN Office in Geneva

On Thursday, Samoa’s first Permanent Representative of Samoa in Geneva, Toleafoa Nella Pepe Tavita-Levy presented credentials to the Director General of UNOG, Tatiana Valovaya.

Toleafoa was appointed by the Government of Samoa earlier this year as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Samoa in Geneva.

She was the Assistant Chief Executive Officer of Trade at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade since April 2016. Prior to that, she served as Counsellor at the Embassy of Samoa in Brussels from 2012 to 2016.

Samoan firm partners with Pacific Games for accreditation

“We are grateful to the Pacific Games for believing in a local company that we can build something like this and to partner with us when it comes to technology,” said Chief Executive Officer of SkyEye, Fa'aso'otauloa Sam Saili.

SkyEye Samoa was officially announced the ‘Accreditation Partner of the Games’ in March. Accreditation involves collating all participants' details, including roles and venue access, and then issuing individual accreditation cards. It covers thousands of people - athletes, officials, staff and volunteers.

Pacific TAFE programmes accredited

The programmes are Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (Level 3), Certificate IV in Hospitality Operations, Certificate IV in Human Resources, Certificate IV in Project Management, Diploma in Information Technology (Level 5), Diploma in Office Management (Level 5), and Diploma in Accounting (Level 5).

According to the Director of Pacific TAFE, Mr Hasmukh Lal, the accreditation confirms that Pacific TAFE, as a new and strategically transformed learning and teaching section, delivers high quality skills qualifications which meet industry standards and labour market demand.