Wednesday 6 November 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji
Next week, from Tuesday 12 to Friday 15 November, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community will hold its 43rd meeting of the Committee of Representatives of Governments and Administrations (CRGA) in Suva, Fiji.
CRGA will be followed by the 8th Conference of the Pacific Community, where a new Director-General will be appointed to lead SPC following the departure of Dr Jimmie Rodgers in early 2014. The conference will take place on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 November. Both CRGA and the conference will be held in the Vale Ni Bose Complex in Nasase, Suva and will be hosted by the Government of the Republic of Fiji.
The Conference of the Pacific Community is held every two years and each one has a theme. This year it is: Enhancing sustainable development in the Pacific community – Helping shape the post-2015 agenda. The occasion will allow SPC’s 26 member countries and territories to provide direction and determine priorities for the region’s principal technical and scientific organisation.
The annual CRGA will be an opportunity for the seven technical divisions of SPC to highlight service delivery and completion of project milestones in the areas of public health, geoscience, agriculture, forestry, water resources, disaster management, fisheries, education, statistics, transport, energy, human rights, gender, youth and culture.
Media representatives attending the events must be accredited by the Government of Fiji. Registration closes at midday (12:00 pm) on Thursday 7 November.
SPC will facilitate field trips to SPC projects in Fiji from Wednesday 20 to Friday 22 November.
For more information please contact Sean Hobbs, Climate Change Communications and Information Officer,
, +679 753 8426.
For media accreditation please contact Bale Dolokoto, Fiji Ministry of Information,
, fax +679 330 4663.
For more information and to register for SPC field trips please contact Jean-Noel Royer, SPC Assistant Communications Officer,