Australia provides additional funding for Pacific fisheries

Friday, 1 August 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Headquarters, Noumea, New Caledonia

marine-algae-cultureAcknowledging that fisheries are of fundamental importance to the Pacific Islands region, Dr Colin Tukuitonga of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) today welcomed Australia’s announcement of an AU $9.6 million funding package for fisheries at the 45th Pacific Islands Forum in Palau. The funding, which will cover a four-year period, particularly targets coastal fisheries development.

Palau first to start work on national broadcaster’s climate and disaster resilience plan

4 July 2014, Palau

NEMO-CoordinatorPalau is the first island nation to begin work on a project, developing Climate and Disaster Resilience Plans for national broadcasters through an emergency management for media course that was completed last month.

Emergency Shelter and Evacuation Centre Training for Samoa

emergency-shelterLast week, eighteen representatives of Samoa’s Welfare and Internally-Displaced People Sub-Committee of the Disaster Advisory Committee attended a training course in Emergency Shelter Custer and Evacuation Centre Management facilitated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) with the Disaster Management Office and Samoa Red Cross Society.

Dr Tukuitonga joins WHO commission on ending childhood obesity

Tuesday 29 July, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Noumea, New Caledonia

Childhood-obesityDr Colin Tukuitonga, Director-General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), is a member of a recently convened World Health Organization (WHO) Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity.


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