SIDS Conference: SPC and the Pacific Organic movement growing a sustainable future together

POETCom-displayThe United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Apia includes discussions on a variety of partnerships that contribute to the sustainable economic development of small islands. Recognising that organic agriculture has a significant contribution to make towards sustainable development in the context of small islands due to its environment- and climate-friendly production systems, its suitability for small holders and its adaptation to local conditions, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has engaged in a unique partnership with the region’s organic and fair trade movement. Under the umbrella of the Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community (POETCom) 30 Pacific Island organisations across 13 countries are being supported in their development aims by SPC.

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SIDS Conference: Our Fish, Our Future

our-fish-our-oceanA side event at the United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) called Our Fish, Our Future, with thematic focus on oceans, seas, and biodiversity, was organised by the Government of Nauru with assistance from the Pew Charitable Trusts. Representatives from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), the PNA Secretariat, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Pew Charitable Trusts were the panel speakers at the event.  

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SIDS Conference: Making science matter – Media seen as vital partners in sustainable development

2 September 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Apia

Interactive-Media-SessionAs the global community focuses its attention on partnerships at the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) took an ‘unconventional’ approach by acknowledging the role of the media as key development partners.

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SIDS Conference: Stronger together – Pacific NCD Partnership for a Multi-sector Approach to Prevent and Control NCDs

Wednesday 3 September 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Apia –

The burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) on small island developing states (SIDS) is well documented. Sadly it does not look like it will get better anytime soon. Thousands of people prematurely lose their lives to NCDs each year and thousands more lives are affected adversely, either directly or indirectly.

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