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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 >>

Tonga and Papua New Guinea join global food security treaty

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 5:26 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Suva, Fiji – Tonga and Papua New Guinea have signed a key international treaty that promotes sustainable global food security. More >>

Pacific Disaster Net provides daily updates after cyclone

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 9:46 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Suva, Fiji – The Pacific’s largest and most comprehensive information management resource on disaster risk management and national sustainable development has commenced daily email updates in the wake of cyclone Pam. More >>

Cyclone Pam: SPC on standby to assist Pacific Islands

Sunday, 15 March 2015, 9:19 am | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Noumea – With the extent of the impacts of tropical cyclone Pam on Pacific Island nations not yet known – and indeed still unfolding – the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) is on standby to provide technical assistance to the affected countries. More >>

Pacific Islands progress toward equality shown in report

Saturday, 14 March 2015, 11:39 am | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

New York – As the world marks the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the international roadmap for gender equality, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) is proud to release the Pacific regional report on ... More >>

Ripples from Pacific fisheries forums to be felt globally

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 4:08 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Noumea - The future management of one of the world’s most significant fisheries which spans more than 30 million square kilometres of the Pacific Ocean will be under review at back-to-back forums over the next week at the headquarters of the Secretariat ... More >>

Organic farmers of the Pacific to support Year of Soils

Saturday, 21 February 2015, 11:47 am | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Recognising that soil is one of the essential elements for life, along with water, air and sunlight, organic farmers across the Pacific region will be actively supporting the 2015 United Nations International Year of Soils. More >>

Importance of tuna for public health in the Pacific

Monday, 2 February 2015, 5:31 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Noumea – In the ongoing battle against obesity, heart disease and diabetes in the Pacific region, a new study reveals that allocating sufficient tuna for local consumption and keeping it affordable could significantly improve health outcomes. More >>

SPC urges participation in online gender equality discussion

Friday, 30 January 2015, 11:49 am | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Suva – Please share your organisation’s perspective or your own views, questions and hopes on issues surrounding gender equality in the Pacific, from poverty and health to women in power. More >>

Agenda to improve sexual health of people in Pacific

Thursday, 15 January 2015, 11:01 am | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Suva – With concern over high rates of teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), a collaborative effort is getting under way to implement an ambitious sexual health agenda for the Pacific. More >>

 

 

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