Discussion en ligne sur les progrès et blocages de l'égalité hommes-femmes dans le Pacifique
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Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 January 2015 )
On line discussion on gender equality gains and gaps in Pacific Island Countries
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To celebrate the achievements made by Pacific societies towards gender equality, and to come up with strategies to address the remaining gaps, SPC is launching an interactive discussion, which will run from February to July 2015. On the first and third Monday of each month we will share with Pacwin members an interesting finding from the Beijing +20 regional review: a startling statistic, a promising development or an important gap, covering each of the 12 priority areas of the Beijing Platform for Action. We will exchange ideas about successes and setbacks, and collectively imagine ways to address some of the key challenges facing women and girls in the region.

The objective of this discussion is to look at where we stand in the Pacific region on the various dimensions of gender equality, and to put together our ideas about how to create and maintain momentum in achieving gender equality in the region.

The points raised in the discussion will be recorded by SPC, and we will then choose a set of key points that we will then take to a discussion on gender equality at the United Nations Special Summit on Sustainable Development, in September 2015.

How do I join the discussion?

If you are not yet a Pacwin user, send an email to Mereoni Tavakaturaga-Robinson, at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , and she will enrol you. You will receive an email on the first and third Monday of each month during the discussion period, with the discussion topic from one of the 12 priority areas of the Beijing Platform for Action. Any Pacwin user can post a reply. All replies are moderated and then sent back to all users, to create the interactive. You will also be able to amend your settings to receive only daily or weekly discussion updates.

How can I contribute?

Bring your perspective, share the story of your organisation - its achievements and its challenges - or share you own personal testimony. How do the statistics and findings from the Pacific Regional Review relate to your own life, hopes and aspirations? What are your strategies for self-empowerment? Have you observed any progress or setbacks in that area?

Schedule of discussions:

2 February 2015: Area A. Women and Poverty

16 February 2015: Area B. Education and Training of Women

2 March 2015: Area C. Women and Health

16 March 2015: Area D. Violence against Women

7 April 2015: Area E. Women and Armed Conflict

10 April 2015: Area F. Women and the Economy

4 May 2015: Area G. Women in Power and Decision-Making

18 May 2015: Area H. Mechanisms for the Advancement of Women

1 June 2015: Area I. Human Rights of Women

15 June 2015: Area J. Women and the Media

6 July 2015: Area K. Women and the Environment

20 July 2015: Area L. The Girl Child

Join in, and raise your voice!

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 January 2015 )
26th Council of the Pacific Arts and Culture
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 The Secretariat of the Pacific Community will host the 26th meeting of the Council of Pacific Arts and Culture on May 27–29 at the Vale ni Bose in Suva, Fiji.

The council, which brings together all the heads of culture of SPC member countries, as well as Hawai’i, Norfolk Island and Rapa Nui (which are members of the Festival of Pacific Arts), was established in 1975. Initially the council focused mainly on the Festival of Pacific Arts but it gradually became increasingly active in setting the culture and arts agenda for the region. It was at the request of the council, initially made in 1983, that SPC established a position to coordinate its work and to establish cultural development squarely as an area of SPC responsibility.  The Human Development Programme, through its Adviser–Culture, is responsible for hosting and acting as secretariat to the Council of Pacific Arts and Culture.

The council meets every two years, including twice on Festival if Pacific Arts years, and draws in a network of regional and international partners. According to a draft discussion paper presented to the 22nd CPA meeting, the council views culture as 'integral to the continued wellbeing of our peoples and to the social, economic and political development of our region’ and this is reflected in its design of the Regional Culture Strategy: Investing in Pacific Cultures 2010–2020, which is now under implementation at both national and regional levels.

The main agenda items of the 26th meeting of the council are:·         improvements in the management and organisation of the Festival;·         further strengthening the Council of Pacific Arts and Culture;·         culture policy development at national level;·         cultural industries and cultural intellectual cultural property;·         cultural heritage preservation and promotion;·         the cross-sectoral role of culture; and·         partner updates.On the third day of the meeting, the Council will hold a learning event, facilitated by a culture specialist from New Caledonia. This will be followed by an inaugural ‘market place’ with partner organisations to enable member countries to find out more about their partners’ work and identify possibilities for enhanced collaboration.Please click on link for more information: http://www.spc.int/hdp/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=189&Itemid=44 


Le Secrétariat général de la Communauté du Pacifique (CPS) organisera la vingt-sixième réunion du Conseil des arts et de la culture du Pacifique, du 27 au 29 mai, au Complexe Vale ni Bose, à Suva (Fidji).

Fondé en 1975, le Conseil rassemble les directeurs de la culture de l’ensemble des pays membres de la CPS, ainsi que les responsables culturels d’Hawaii, de Norfolk et de Rapa Nui (en leur qualité de membres du Festival des arts du Pacifique). Au départ, le Conseil s’occupait essentiellement du Festival des arts du Pacifique, mais il a progressivement élargi son champ d’action pour définir les priorités régionales dans les secteurs de la culture et des arts. C’est pour donner suite à une demande présentée par le Conseil en 1983 que la CPS a nommé un coordonnateur de la culture, chargé de faire du développement culturel un domaine de travail à part entière de l’Organisation. Le Département développement humain héberge le Conseil des arts et de la culture du Pacifique et lui fournit des services de secrétariat, mission qu’il assure par l’intermédiaire de sa Conseillère aux affaires culturelles.

Last Updated ( Friday, 09 May 2014 )
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