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Improving governance of maritime transport in the Pacific

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 5:19 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Port Vila, Vanuatu – Heads of maritime and energy administrations have gathered in Port Vila, Vanuatu, to discuss and agree on regional issues, challenges and opportunities for an improved governance of the energy and transport sectors and the request for ... More >>

Dr Tukuitonga honoured for contribution to Pacific health

Friday, 26 August 2016, 1:22 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Auckland, New Zealand – The Pacific Community’s Director-General, Dr Colin Tukuitonga, has been honoured with a Life Award from the Pasifika Medical Association in recognition of his outstanding contribution and active commitment towards improving Pacific health ... More >>

Ending family violence in Pacific: law is not enough

Friday, 17 June 2016, 4:47 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

A respected former Fijian judge has told a human rights forum that legislation is only part of the solution to ending domestic violence in the Pacific region. More >>

Get ready for plain packaging

Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 12:23 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

World No Tobacco Day, on 31 May every year, highlights the burden of tobacco and tobacco-related harm. More >>

Six Pacific islands ratify the Paris Climate Accord

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 9:32 am | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

The Pacific islands, amongst the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, have displayed global leadership this weekend when the Paris Agreement opened for signing on 22 April. Fiji, Nauru, Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa ... More >>

Popular Youth@Work initiative expands to Niue

Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 2:36 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Popular Youth@Work initiative expands to Niue 30 March 2016 Niue/New Caledonia/New Zealand – An innovative joint venture to address youth employment and create opportunities to develop meaningful career paths for Niuean youth has ... More >>

Pioneering soil research for the Pacific

Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 12:16 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Pioneering soil research for the Pacific 30 March 2016 Suva, Fiji - Pioneering scientific research to examine the value of organic farming over chemical agriculture for good soil health and climate resilience in the Pacific region will start in May. Termed ... More >>

Seedlings to boost post-Winston food security

Thursday, 24 March 2016, 1:50 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Nadi, Fiji – A total of 43,000 fruit and vegetable seedlings were handed over to Fiji’s Ministry of Agriculture by the European Union Ambassador to the Pacific, H.E. Andrew Jacobs, today in Nadi, to boost the country’s recovery following tropical ... More >>

Pacific Community assists Fiji’s post-cyclone surveys

Friday, 18 March 2016, 3:16 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Suva, Fiji – Two interdisciplinary teams of oceanographers and damage assessment specialists from the Pacific Community (SPC) will depart today to conduct a week-long survey of the impacts of tropical cyclone Winston on the island of Ovalau and the ... More >>

Cyclone Winston: Pacific Community offers assistance to Fiji

Monday, 22 February 2016, 11:17 am | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Cyclone Winston: Pacific Community offers assistance to Fiji 22 February 2016 Suva, Fiji – The Pacific Community (SPC) is offering its prayers and practical assistance as Fiji rallies to assess the scale of the impact of tropical cyclone Winston. The ... More >>

Pacific countries discuss environmental management options

Monday, 5 October 2015, 1:25 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Nadi, Fiji – Recognising the importance of a consultative approach to the topic of deep sea minerals, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in collaboration with the European Union Deep Sea Minerals Project is this week holding a regional ... More >>

Maritime experts assess compliance with international rules

Monday, 21 September 2015, 11:07 am | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Pacific Island countries often face issues setting up effective systems that ensure ships entitled to fly their national flag comply with international regulations for maritime safety, security and protection of the marine environment. More >>

New York opportunity for Pacific artisans

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 10:44 am | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Cultural producers from Fiji, Samoa and Solomon Islands now have a rare opportunity to showcase their Pacific talent and products at next year’s Artisan Resources @ NYNOW Tradeshow in the United States of America. More >>

Maritime ports conference to address productivity

Monday, 14 September 2015, 10:59 am | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

The Pacific Maritime Transport Alliance (PMTA) kicks off its 40th annual conference today in Port Moresby under the theme “To improve Ports Productivity and Market Challenges”. More >>

Papua New Guinea and Pacific Community mark new era

Friday, 11 September 2015, 11:34 am | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea – To mark an era of closer development cooperation, Papua New Guinea’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Rimbink Pato, and the Director-General of the Pacific Community, Dr Colin Tukuitonga, have today signed ... More >>

Needs of outer islands top climate change lessons learned

Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 1:24 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Colonia, Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia – The special needs of outer island communities must be considered in the planning and design of climate change adaptation projects. More >>

Pacific Community calls for more attention on literacy

Tuesday, 8 September 2015, 8:55 am | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Improving literacy rates in the Pacific Islands should be widely accepted as a priority and shared responsibility if the development aspirations for the region are to be realised, according to the Director-General of the Pacific Community, Dr Colin Tukuitonga. More >>

Pacific magistrates visit New Zealand Family Court

Monday, 3 August 2015, 5:01 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Auckland, New Zealand – Senior magistrates and judges from the Pacific had the honour of visiting the Waitakere District Court in Auckland on Friday, hosted by Judge Lisa Tremewan, as they wrapped up discussions at the Pacific Regional Judges ... More >>

Stark warning to governments ahead of Paris climate talks

Friday, 3 July 2015, 8:15 am | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Contrasting futures for the ocean give a stark warning to governments ahead of Paris climate negotiations More >>

Samoa to host deep sea mineral policy & legislation training

Saturday, 16 May 2015, 11:53 am | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Apia, Samoa – Regional training on the complex topic of deep sea minerals, focused on policy formulation and legislative drafting, will be hosted by the Government of Samoa next week, organised by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC). More >>

 

 

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