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Guam gets ready to host the Pacific and the world in 2016

Thursday, 5 June 2014, 3:06 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Guam gets ready to host the Pacific and the world in 2016 at the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts More >>

Internationally-recognised approach to sexual health

Monday, 5 May 2014, 4:18 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Internationally-recognised approach to sexual health for the Pacific Monday 5 May 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji – An internationally-recognised approach to sexual health and well-being is being readied to be rolled out in the ... More >>

Lack of Access to Data Frustrates Scientists

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 3:44 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

A meeting of over 20 stock assessment scientists from the Asia–Pacific region last week heard that the scientific assessment of tunas in the western and central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) continues to be hampered by some fishing states not making data available ... More >>

Global and regional rise of diseases spread by mosquitoes

Monday, 7 April 2014, 4:26 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

The Pacific is currently experiencing a growing epidemic of diseases spread by mosquitoes. The global concern for these diseases is highlighted today, World Health Day; this year’s theme is vector-borne diseases. More >>

Environment Ministry Applauds Women's Contribution

Saturday, 8 March 2014, 1:58 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECDM) has applauded women throughout the country for their contribution towards natural resource management on the eve of the International Women’s Day which is ... More >>

New Zealand aims high for Pacific Islands with SPC

Monday, 3 March 2014, 12:31 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

New Zealand today strongly reaffirms the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) as a key partner in providing high level scientific and technical services to help Pacific Islands address key development challenges. H.E. Linda Te Puni, New Zealand ... More >>

EU helps ginger exporter achieve international acreditation

Tuesday, 28 January 2014, 2:05 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Kaiming Agro Processing Limited, a ginger export company based in Navua, Fiji, has taken positive steps towards ensuring that its products meet high food safety standards. More >>

Pacific: Concern over epidemics transmitted by mosquitoes

Thursday, 23 January 2014, 5:25 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

The first locally-acquired case of Zika virus infection that was detected in New Caledonia on Friday (17 January 2014) represents a new epidemic threat to the territory and the Pacific region, which is already affected by several epidemics of diseases ... More >>

SPC’s new Director-General

Thursday, 23 January 2014, 12:02 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Dr Colin Tukuitonga took up the post of Director-General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), today, 23 January 2014. He will be based at SPC’s headquarters in Noumea, New Caledonia. More >>

Heilala Vanilla shines in Japanese market

Friday, 17 January 2014, 12:44 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Friday 17 January 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva – Heilala Vanilla is fast becoming a premium brand name in Japan. The world class vanilla producer from Tonga is this month completing its eighth shipment of award-winning vanilla ... More >>

Pacific HIV response gets international attention

Monday, 25 November 2013, 12:31 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

A packed Pacific satellite session at the International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP) in Bangkok, Thailand last week catapulted Pacific perspectives, data and successes onto the international stage. More >>

Prisoner health is public health

Friday, 22 November 2013, 3:39 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Despite the considerable progress on HIV and STI education and prevention programmes in Fiji, there can be even more progress made if people in prisons are included. This was one of the key findings highlighted by the first-ever longitudinal study ... More >>

SPREP achieves implementation status for Climate Change

Tuesday, 5 November 2013, 10:29 am | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has been accredited as a Regional Implementing Entity by the Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) under the Kyoto Protocol, from 1 November 2013. More >>

We don’t know what we don’t know

Thursday, 31 October 2013, 11:14 am | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

In his opening address at the Pacific Damage and Loss (PDaLo) Workshop, Timothy Wilcox, Sub-Regional Coordinator (Pacific) of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction began with the quote, ‘We don’t know what we don’t know. This means ... More >>

Understanding risk to enhance community safety

Wednesday, 16 October 2013, 7:19 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

From 14 to 17 October, a team from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community’s (SPC) Geoscience and Applied Technology Division (SOPAC) will be visiting French Polynesia. They will report on the results of a series of studies designed to reduce the risk ... More >>

You can’t improve what you don’t measure

Tuesday, 15 October 2013, 10:09 am | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

– Once a disaster starts to unfold, it is too late to start looking for the information needed to manage it. This truism has been discussed for the past decade and remains relevant today for the disaster management business. More >>

Clean Pacific Campaign Makes a Difference

Friday, 20 September 2013, 5:33 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

19 September 2013, Apia Samoa, 24SM - A successful Clean Pacific Campaign led by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme was commended by members today. More >>

EU boosts renewable and efficiency energy project in Pacific

Tuesday, 10 September 2013, 12:21 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

A major renewable energy and energy efficiency project, the North Pacific Renewable Energy Efficiency Project, or North-REP, for the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Republic of Palau (Palau) and Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) was given a ... More >>

Central Pacific Shipping Commission assumes regulatory role

Monday, 9 September 2013, 3:33 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Central Pacific Shipping Commission (CPSC) scheduled for 18–20 September 2013 is expected to pass an endorsement for CPSC to become fully operational and have necessary enforcement abilities to regulate ... More >>

Observers Help Crack Down On Illegal Tuna Fishing

Wednesday, 4 September 2013, 2:35 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Evidence given by Pacific Island fisheries observers has helped secure judgements against the owners, operators and fishing masters of six tuna purse seiners, with heavy fines imposed – over USD 1.5 million in total. More >>

 

 

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