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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 >>

Powerful Sense of Unity And Hope From Climate Dialogue

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 12:39 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Noumea – Despite a dire yet powerful picture painted by Pacific leaders about the emerging climate crisis in the region, a High-level Dialogue on Climate Change between Pacific leaders and the French President has ended with optimism and joint ... More >>

Trochus - a New Coastal Fisheries Resource for Samoa

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 1:55 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Samoa is the latest country to successfully develop a new trochus ( Tectus niloticus ) fishery. On learning of the successful introduction of the species in Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Cook Islands and French Polynesia, the Government ... More >>

SPC forges strong partnership for the Pacific

Sunday, 21 September 2014, 12:22 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

A delegation from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), made up of the Director-General, Dr Colin Tukuitonga, and two Deputy Directors-General, Cameron Diver and Fabian McKinnon, took part in a series of meetings in Brussels on Monday. ... More >>

Cluster farming helps improve tilapia production in Fiji

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 2:48 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Cluster farming helps improve tilapia production in Fiji 14 August 2014 Fiji: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has been working with the European Union and the Fiji Ministry of Fisheries and Forests (MFF) in assisting smallholder tilapia ... More >>

New Zealand's Pacific Economic Ambassador visits SPC

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 1:35 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

During a visit over two days to the headquarters of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in Noumea, New Zealand’s Ambassador for Pacific Economic Development, His Excellency Shane Jones, was briefed on SPC’s role in supporting sustainable ... More >>

Linking cultural industries and the tourism sector

Monday, 11 August 2014, 3:03 pm | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

The Waisiliva Art Gallery at the Leleuvia Island Resort offers artists an opportunity too showcase and sell their work to both the tourist market and the local market. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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