European Union support enables POETCom to build partnerships with organic certification bodies

Friday 20 September 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji -

Through the activities of the European Union-funded Increasing Agricultural Commodity Trade (IACT) project, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) on behalf of the Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community (POETCom) and three internationally-accredited organic certification bodies with the aim of promoting organic agriculture in the Pacific region through the development of organic export certification services.

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SPC facilitates training in using Web 2 tools

Thursday, 19 September 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji -

Twenty-three participants from 11 Pacific countries (Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu) learnt about using Web 2.0 media tools to create and share content for information exchange. The training for Pacific Island countries and territories was held in Nadi, Fiji, from 16 to 20 September.

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Fiji TV screens documentary on Lifuka Island's struggle to adapt to a rapidly changing coastline

Thursday 19 September 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji -

This Sunday, 22 September at 18.30pm, Fiji TV's 'Close Up' will screen 'Lifuka Island - The Coastline of a Future Pacific', a documentary that explores this small community's struggle to adapt to a rapidly changing coastline. Lifuka's story also provides important lessons for all small, vulnerable coastal communities throughout the Pacific region that are concerned about the impacts of sea level rise.

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Improving shipping services in the central Pacific

Tuesday 17 September 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji

The impact of irregular shipping services on the sustainability of small island states has continued to dominate the transport agenda of the Forum Island leaders and Small Island states (SIS) leaders meetings.

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