National policies and plans

2017

The impact of some disasters can be particularly severe or widespread and exceed the capability of a single ministry or sector. The Samoa National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) brings together the efforts of government agencies, civil society, villages

Samoa - government
2016

The Samoa National Action Plan (NAP) for Disaster Risk Management is an operational document that should be read in conjunction with the National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) 2017-2020. The NAP also provides a day-to-day guide for operations and a

Samoa - government
2006

The purpose of this plan is to detail mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery arrangements for tsunamis that affects Samoa.

This National Tsunami Plan aims to achieve the following:

  • To ensure all communities and response agencies are
Samoa - government
2006

The purpose of this plan is to detail mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery arrangements for tropical cyclones that affect Samoa.

This National Tropical Cyclone Plan aims to achieve the following:

  • To ensure all communities and response
Samoa - government
2007

This document aims at providing a national framework to mitigate the effects of climate change and adapt to its impacts in an effective and sustainable manner. It defines a number of objectives and strategies to attain those. It details financial, human

Samoa - government
2004

This Act establishes a Planning and Urban Management Agency to implement a framework for planning the use, development, management and protection of land in Samoa in the present and long-term interests of all Samoans and for related purposes.

By

Samoa - government
2011

The purpose of the Samoa National Action Plan (NAP) for Disaster Risk Management is to contribute to sustainable development by facilitating the inclusion of risk reduction and risk awareness as integral to societal functioning rather than as parallel or

Samoa - government
2017

The National Building Code of Samoa (NBC) is a performance based set of standards that provides objectives and descriptions of how a building and site should be constructed to achieve a structurally-sound and sustainable built environment. As a

Samoa - government
2017

This strategy sets out to facilitate and guide the implementation of fire reduction activities within the country complementing and work in conjunction with relevant existing strategies and legislations. This national fire reduction strategy involves

Samoa - government
2014

This declaration was formally endorsed by The Heads of Delegation from the Alliance of Small Island States gathered at the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and outlines their vision for sustainable development and

Alliance of Small Islands States