25 July 2017, Noumea
The Pacific Community (SPC) today launched its inaugural newsletter at the organisation’s annual governance meeting, the Committee of Representatives of Governments and Administrations 47 (CRGA47) in Noumea.
Pacific Progress – Stories from the Pacific Community – is part of the development organisation’s goal to highlight the work it is doing in the region and internationally.
The bi-lingual e-newsletter covers a wide range of topics from protecting oceans and marine resources to food and nutritional security and conserving plant genetic resources in the Pacific and creating opportunities for youth development.
“We are excited to launch this e-newsletter because we have a lot to be proud of at the Pacific Community specifically the work we are doing in the region and the difference we are making for Pacific people,” said the Pacific Community Director-General, Dr Colin Tukuitonga.
“We also want to engender a greater sense of Pacific Community unity and belonging among our members and highlight the important work and impact we have in the Pacific through providing scientific and technical expertise with real sustainable outcomes,” he added.
The Pacific Community is launching the quarterly e-newsletter to coincide with its 70th anniversary celebrations also being held at its Noumea Headquarters this week with its members which includes the Prime Ministers of Samoa and the Cook Islands and the Presidents of the Federated States of Micronesia and Marshall Islands who will attend the Tenth Conference of the Pacific Community on Thursday.
To mark the auspicious occasion, SPC has printed 300 limited edition copies for its members, development partners, implementing partners and SPC staff. It will be the first and only time the newsletter will be printed. The e-newsletter will also be available on the SPC website.
Sandra Kailahi, Acting Director of Communications [email protected] +687 54 69 52
Pacific Progress – Stories from the Pacific Community | Issue 1