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Launch of Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 4:26 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

Launch of Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre in the Pacific establishes ‘centre of excellence’ for the region 13 December 2017 Lami, Fiji – A landmark event for the Pacific region took place today with the launch of the Maritime Technology ... More >>

Pacific’s largest women’s conference to take place in Suva

Monday, 25 September 2017, 4:45 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

The 13th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women and 6th Meeting of the Pacific Ministers for Women will be held from the 2 to 6 October at the Novotel Lami Bay in Suva, Fiji. More >>

New fish species in New Caledonia

Friday, 16 June 2017, 1:38 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

The new fish, Polyipnus laruei, is named after yachters Pierre and William Larue who discovered it. After more than two years’ work, the description of the new fish species has been officially approved by Zootaxa scientific journal ( http://www.mapress.com/j/zt/article/view/zootaxa.4263.3.8 ... More >>

SAR authorities to deliberate on national operations

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 4:44 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

Auckland, New Zealand – Over 100 participants from 17 Pacific Island countries and territories, including officials responsible for search and rescue (SAR) activities will convene in Auckland next week (22–26 May) for the Seventh Pacific Regional ... More >>

Pacific Heads of Health map priorities for the region

Tuesday, 25 April 2017, 12:36 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

Pacific Heads of Health map priorities for the region 25 April 2017 Suva, Fiji – Senior health officials from 22 Pacific Island countries and territories along with regional and international health professionals have gathered in Suva, Fiji this ... More >>

Improved numeracy across Pacific region revealed in survey

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 5:02 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

Nadi, Fiji – The latest Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) for primary school children has revealed growth across the region in numeracy and some improvement in literacy compared to the 2012 results. More >>

Fiji achieves first for Pacific region at United Nations

Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 2:52 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

Noumea, New Caledonia – The Pacific Community (SPC) has welcomed the election of Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Peter Thomson, as President of the next session of the UN General Assembly. More >>

Concern over dead fish in Fiji and Vanuatu

Tuesday, 16 February 2016, 11:39 am | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

Suva, Fiji/Port Vila, Vanuatu – Recent reports have emerged of dead fish strewn along Fiji’s Coral Coast and come on the heels of observations in Vanuatu of hundreds of dead fish and invertebrates floating near Pango Village on Efate, at Emten Lagoon ... More >>

Pacific Community strengthens ties with NZ volunteer agency

Monday, 1 February 2016, 1:50 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

Wellington, New Zealand – The Pacific Community (SPC) and Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding that signals a greater commitment to work together to assist Pacific Island countries and territories with achieving ... More >>

Pacific Scientist in China to Present Taro Supply Breakthrou

Thursday, 21 January 2016, 1:56 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

Pacific Scientist in China to Present Taro Supply Breakthrough 21 January 2016 Nanning Guangxi, China – A scientist from the Pacific Community (SPC) is in Nanning Guangxi, China, this week to present important research on new methods for improving the supply ... More >>

Pacific family and UN Envoy turn tide on youth outlook

Saturday, 7 November 2015, 5:25 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

Alofi, Niue – In recognising the need for a high-level forum to monitor the situation of youth and drive progress in the Pacific, the member countries and territories represented at the Pacific Community’s 9th Conference today agreed that a focus ... More >>

Pacific Community Gathers in Niue to focus on development

Saturday, 31 October 2015, 6:43 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

Alofi, Niue – The endorsement of a five-year navigation chart for the Pacific’s largest regional development organisation is on the agenda as a meeting of officials from among the 26 country and territory members of the Pacific Community (SPC) begins ... More >>

Tonga Parliament Takes Tangible Steps to Fight Corruption

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:27 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

Members of the Parliament of Tonga took a great step forward in the fight against corruption in this Pacific Island nation by launching a local chapter of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption and later unanimously voting ... More >>

SPC lends public health surveillance helping hand to Vanuatu

Saturday, 28 March 2015, 7:57 am | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

SPC lends public health surveillance helping hand to Vanuatu 27 March 2015 Noumea, New Caledonia – Three public health experts from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) will head to Port Vila and Pentecost Island this weekend to support ... More >>

SPC stands by Pacific Communities to address tuberculosis

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 9:31 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

Noumea, New Caledonia World Tuberculosis Day reminds us all of the important work under way to eradicate this highly infectious and sometimes fatal disease, but also that more needs to be done to save lives across the Pacific and globally. More >>

Pacific community marks World Water Day

Friday, 20 March 2015, 4:25 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

Suva, Fiji – On 22 March each year, Pacific Island countries and territories pause to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of their fresh water resources to sustainable development. More >>

National Seabed Minerals Management Board launched

Monday, 13 October 2014, 3:26 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

The Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) formed an Interim National Seabed Minerals Management Board (INSMB) on 2 October 2014. The board members, consisting of a small team of government officers and non-governmental representatives, are ... More >>

New Fish Species Discovered in the Waters of New Caledonia

Monday, 8 September 2014, 2:18 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

While on a boat not far from Toombo Reef near Boulari Pass on 11 August 2014, Pierre and William Larue found a small silvery fish floating on the water. The fish was first given to the IRD (French Institute of Research for Development) and then SPC ... More >>

PC launches a new web-based map of epidemic alerts

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 4:10 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has just launched a new web-based interactive map showing current epidemic and emerging disease alerts in the Pacific region. More >>

Pacific Island: Call for Action on Coastal Fisheries

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 4:26 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

The fisheries ministers of Cook Islands, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu have urged Pacific Island nations take urgent collective action to address existing and future threats to bêche-de-mer and other coastal ... More >>

 

 

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