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SPC stands by Pacific Communities to address tuberculosis

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 9:31 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

Noumea, New Caledonia World Tuberculosis Day reminds us all of the important work under way to eradicate this highly infectious and sometimes fatal disease, but also that more needs to be done to save lives across the Pacific and globally. More >>

Pacific community marks World Water Day

Friday, 20 March 2015, 4:25 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

Suva, Fiji – On 22 March each year, Pacific Island countries and territories pause to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of their fresh water resources to sustainable development. More >>

National Seabed Minerals Management Board launched

Monday, 13 October 2014, 3:26 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

The Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) formed an Interim National Seabed Minerals Management Board (INSMB) on 2 October 2014. The board members, consisting of a small team of government officers and non-governmental representatives, are ... More >>

New Fish Species Discovered in the Waters of New Caledonia

Monday, 8 September 2014, 2:18 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

While on a boat not far from Toombo Reef near Boulari Pass on 11 August 2014, Pierre and William Larue found a small silvery fish floating on the water. The fish was first given to the IRD (French Institute of Research for Development) and then SPC ... More >>

PC launches a new web-based map of epidemic alerts

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 4:10 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has just launched a new web-based interactive map showing current epidemic and emerging disease alerts in the Pacific region. More >>

Pacific Island: Call for Action on Coastal Fisheries

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 4:26 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

The fisheries ministers of Cook Islands, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu have urged Pacific Island nations take urgent collective action to address existing and future threats to bêche-de-mer and other coastal ... More >>

SPC receives new banana varieties tolerant to Panama disease

Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 3:43 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

Six new varieties of the Giant Cavendish banana that are tolerant to Panama disease were received by the Centre for the Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT) of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) from Bioversity International Transit Centre, Belgium ... More >>

Government of Germany and partners assist Samoa Fisheries

Monday, 19 May 2014, 2:51 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

The German Government is supporting Pacific Island countries to increase their resilience and adaptive capacity in the face of the impacts of climate change. More >>

Appointment announcement Director of SPC's Fisheries

Monday, 27 January 2014, 5:21 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

Greetings from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community. I am pleased to announce that Mr Moses Amos has been appointed Director of SPC’s Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems (FAME) Division. He will take up this position in SPC’s management ... More >>

Impacts of deep sea mining activities in Pacific examined

Monday, 9 December 2013, 3:36 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) are working closely together to consult stakeholders in order to identify and address concerns about the potential impacts of deep sea ... More >>

New Zealand signs funding agreement with SPC

Tuesday, 26 February 2013, 10:24 am | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

New Zealand signs funding agreement with SPC Monday 25 February, SPC headquarters, Noumea, New Caledonia Today H.E. Linda Te Puni, New Zealand Consul General in New Caledonia, and Dr Jimmie Rodgers, Director-General of SPC, signed a new grant funding ... More >>

Prioritise Programmes Said Niue’s Hipa

Friday, 11 November 2011, 4:41 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

There is a need to prioritise programmes throughout the Pacific Region, as well as within the individual countries and territories. More >>

Science A Guiding Star For South Pacific Region

Tuesday, 8 November 2011, 12:08 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

For twenty-six years scientists from around the world have provided advice and support to countries and territories in the South Pacific Region through STAR, the Science, Technology and Resources Network. More >>

Critical Issues Facing Pacific Island Countries/Territories

Tuesday, 1 November 2011, 5:16 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

Major threats to the Pacific region will be a part of discussions in a two-day Ministerial meeting to be held at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) from November 7 and 8 at the Noumea headquarters of the regional organization. More >>

Strengthening influenza surveillance in the Pacific

Thursday, 29 September 2011, 11:34 am | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

A workshop aimed at reviewing and strengthening current influenza surveillance systems in the Pacific Island region is currently underway in Fiji. More >>

Guam looks to stronger ties with SPC/SOPAC

Thursday, 22 September 2011, 10:30 am | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

Special Assistant External Affairs, Ms Telo Taitague, said that she looked forward to stronger links between Guam and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community/Applied Geoscience and Technology (SPC/SOPAC) Division. More >>

United States SPC SPREP sign climate adaptation partnership

Thursday, 8 September 2011, 5:19 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

Thursday 8 September 2011, Auckland, NZ The United States Government today formally joined forces with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) to advance climate change adaptation. ... More >>

Pacific Islands Forum: Sexual And Gender Based Violence

Tuesday, 15 March 2011, 1:08 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

The Pacific Islands Forum Reference Group to Address Sexual and Gender Based Violence concluded its first Forum country visit, in Tonga, on 11 March 2011. The Reference Group visited Nuku’alofa from 9-11 March during which time it met with a wide range ... More >>

General Assembly Suspends Libya From Rights Body

Wednesday, 2 March 2011, 12:28 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

The General Assembly today "http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs//2011/ga11050.doc.htm" >suspended Libya from the United Nations "http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/" >Human Rights Council for “gross and systematic” human rights violations because ... More >>

7th SPC Heads of Fisheries meeting: climate change

Wednesday, 2 March 2011, 12:22 pm | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Noumea, Wednesday 2 March 2011 – Four important fisheries meetings are being held at SPC Headquarters this week. On Monday 28 February, the steering committee meetings of three European Union-funded projects — SciCOFish, ... More >>

   

 

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