Leaders to urge French President to take Pacific climate case to Paris

16 November 2014, Noumea

seaweedsWhen they meet tomorrow in New Caledonia, Pacific Island leaders will look to the President of the Republic of France, H.E. François Hollande, to take their compelling case for action on climate change all the way to the United Nations conference in Paris in 12 months’ time.

No farmers – No food: theme of Samoa's agricultural show

11 November 2014, Samoa

savaii-talo-competitionA large number of taro farmers recently flocked to the town centres on the islands of Upolu and Savaii in Samoa for their annual agricultural shows in a bid to be recognised for their best and most unique varieties of taro. Importantly, it is during these agricultural shows that new lines are identified for possible export suitability.

Pacific maritime professionals boost their knowledge of international shipping standards

11 November 2014 Suva

Pacific-Maritime-ProfessionalsAn important resource that some Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) have used to attract much-needed foreign earnings is their pool of appropriately qualified and experienced seafarers working in the international shipping industry.

Pacific family reaffirms support as Secretariat charts new course

9 November 2014 Noumea 

Pacific-FamilyRepresentatives of 22 Pacific Island countries and territories have supported an agenda for change designed to position the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) for the future and enhance the organisation’s impact on people’s lives.



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