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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 >>

Boost for cultural producers’ rights and cultural industries

Friday, 8 May 2015, 9:45 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Suva, Fiji – Understanding and improving intellectual property rights and protection for cultural creators and producers is the focus of a four-day training workshop under way in Suva, Fiji, this week. More >>

Trade mission to New Zealand anticipates new buyers

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 11:03 am | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Suva, Fiji – Six Pacific Islands’ exporters from across the region will have an opportunity to find new distributors in New Zealand through a trade mission in July, jointly coordinated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and Pacific ... More >>

Trade mission to New Zealand anticipates new buyers

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 10:42 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Suva, Fiji – A number of Pacific Island exporters from across the region will have an opportunity to find new distributors in New Zealand through a trade mission in July, jointly coordinated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and Pacific ... More >>

Republic of Palau’s 2015 census to break new ground

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 10:34 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Melekeok, Palau – Innovative features incorporated into the Republic of Palau’s 2015 national census of population, housing and agriculture will see Palau set a new standard for the Pacific region. More >>

Improving search and rescue in the Pacific region

Friday, 17 April 2015, 11:18 am | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Noumea, New Caledonia – The Pacific has moved one step closer to achieving a harmonised regional approach to search and rescue capability as promoted in the Search and Rescue Technical Arrangement for Cooperation among Pacific Island countries and territories. ... More >>

Remote Communities Gather to Review 2 Years of Teamwork

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 4:55 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Travelling for up to a day in open boats exposed to rain and wind, community leaders from across Choiseul Province in the Solomon Islands gathered to discuss the progress of a partnership that has become a model for the Pacific Region. More >>

Food, water and energy security top SPC concerns

Saturday, 11 April 2015, 11:47 am | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia – The urgent restoration of crops and solar systems, and the provision of potable water, are immediate concerns for the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in its support to the Federated States ... More >>

Potato/sweet potato to improve Pacific food security

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 3:22 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

New potato and sweet potato varieties from Latin America to improve Pacific food security Suva, Fji – Almost 70 new varieties of potato and sweet potato will soon be available to Pacific Island countries and territories, to improve food security ... More >>

New Zealand funding boost for Pacific region development

Monday, 30 March 2015, 10:08 am | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

New Zealand funding boost for Pacific region development 30 March 2015 Noumea, New Caledonia – Pacific Islands development has received a boost from New Zealand, with a new funding commitment to the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) to ... More >>

SPC deploys technical experts to assist Vanuatu

Friday, 20 March 2015, 4:07 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Noumea, New Caledonia – Following requests from the governments of Vanuatu and Tuvalu for technical support, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) is sending additional specialists to assist both countries with their cyclone Pam recovery efforts. More >>

 

 

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