UNESCO2A traditional Ava Ceremony was held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at the Fale Samoa of the Ministry of Education, Sports & Culture to welcome the participants of the 'Dialogue on Science and Science Policy for the SDGs in the Pacific SIDS' conference, held in Apia on 29 and 30 March 2017. The conference is organized by UNESCO, INGSA, the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture as Samoa’s National Commission for UNESCO, the National University of Samoa, the Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa including sponsorship from Samoa Stationery and Books with the support of the Government of New Zealand.