Samoans

Samoans or Samoan people (Samoan: tagata Sāmoa) are the indigenous Polynesian people of the Samoan Islands, an archipelago in Polynesia, who speak the Samoan language. The group's home islands are politically and geographically divided between the Independent State of Samoa and American Samoa, an unincorporated territory of the United States of America. Though divided by national border, the culture and language are the same. The Samoan people and culture form a vital link and stepping stone in the formation and spread of Polynesian culture, language and religion throughout Eastern Polynesia.Polynesian trade, religion, war, and colonialism are important markers within Polynesian …

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Amnesty International · 23 April 2021 English

This submission was prepared for Samoa's Universal Periodic Review before the UN Human Rights Council. Key human rights issues raised include recent judicial reforms that weaken human rights protection, independence …

chief charged with slavery and trafficking of Samoans, Samoa should work with regional countries to


NZIER · 14 April 2021 English

2 model and then deploy the model to predict the likely effects of various scenarios.14 And finally, there are studies that use cross-country comparison of levels of migrants and macro-economic …

origin. They reported median amounts remitted by Samoans ($5,939), Tongans ($5,737) and Ni-Vanuatu ($1,050)


IMF · 19 March 2021 English

Samoa has shown resilience to past economic shocks, underpinned by the authorities’ strong commitment to support the economy and financial assistance provided by the international community. Samoa was among the …

continued to adversely impact the wellbeing of Samoans. The compounding effects of the two consecutive continued to adversely impact the wellbeing of Samoans. The compounding effects of the two consecutive challenges, adversely impacting the wellbeing of Samoans. The border closure and restrictions under the concentrated in the tourism and supporting sectors. Some Samoans under seasonal employment programs (SEPs) abroad Facilitating skill/knowledge transfers by returned Samoans under the SEPs, and establishing apprentice programs


NACF · 12 March 2021 English

NATIVE ARTS AND CULTURE: RESILIENCE, RECLAMATION, AND RELEVANCE NATIVE ARTS AND CULTURES FOUNDATION in partnership with National Endowment for the Arts & National Endowment for the Humanities A report on …

spoken Polynesians, no Hawaiians, no Maoris, no Samoans, a carving workshop. They had been given lama (a


NACF · 18 February 2021 English

NATIVE ARTS AND CULTURE: RESILIENCE, RECLAMATION, AND RELEVANCE NATIVE ARTS AND CULTURES FOUNDATION in partnership with National Endowment for the Arts & National Endowment for the Humanities A report on …

they did Polynesians, no Hawaiians, no Maoris, no Samoans, a carving workshop. They had been given lama (a


ADBI · 14 December 2020 English

The crises in the mid-1990s and 2008–2009 helped surpluses allowed for the creation and buildup of fiscal buffers in the Government of the Cook Islands to enhance the resilience of …

at the start of October, there were about 1,259 Samoans under the Recognised Seasonal Employment (RSE)


ADBI · 11 December 2020 English

Most of the islands and island states in Asia and the Pacific have sought some form of tourism development. Promoting tourism and finding markets has usually come from hotels, travel …

Paradise Resort, one of the few hotels owned by Samoans, gave 100 of its 130 staff extended leave, retaining


World Bank Group · 6 October 2020 English

budget documentation. Prior Action 7: To protect Samoans from infectious diseases, the Recipient has enacted


World Bank Group · 19 August 2020 English

This newsletter includes the following headlines: Using MDTF Resources to Study COVID’s Longer-Term Impact on Fiscal Space for Health and Implications for UHC; 5th Annual Global Health Financing Forum and …

is vital to ensure appropriate access for all Samoans to effective and people- centered care. Interventions


ADB · 28 July 2020 English

The report and recommendation of the President to the Board of Directors (RRP) document describes the terms and conditions of a project for consideration and approval by ADB's Board of …

hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases, Samoans are likely to be more vulnerable to COVID-19. 5 will have profound social impacts. About 41,500 Samoans were working in FY2017, of whom 37.2% were in informal sector.15 By FY2021, more than 8,000 Samoans could lose their jobs, mainly in tourism and allied provided for all Samoans. Unemployment benefits will be provided for 3,000–6,500 Samoans.21 Special paid utility tariffs, one-off ST50 cash transfers to all Samoans, and higher elderly pensions. 40. Safeguards


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