SPC empowers new lawyers to embrace human rights for development

Friday 17 October 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) – Suva, Fiji
 
New-lawyersHuman rights cover many aspects of our everyday life; they include our right to food, shelter, education, health, protection, and freedom of expression. Without them, we lack the ability to satisfy our needs and have a happy, healthy and productive life. Numerous stakeholders have a role to play in the realisation of our rights.

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SPC facilitates training in the use of web online applications to promote information sharing

Friday 17 October 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Vanuatu

PAPP'Vanuatu is a young state as far as information and communication technology (ICT) is concerned and the development of ICT is very important for the socio-economic growth of the country.'  The first Political Advisor for the Vanuatu Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Mrs Emily Tumukon, made this statement in her opening remarks at the beginning of a five-day training workshop on the use of web 2.0 and social media in Port Vila, Vanuatu on 13 October.

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Gender awareness training in Tuvalu

Gender-Tuvalu‘I am worried about this notion of male heirs in Tuvalu. We tend to talk about male heirs because of rights to land in Tuvalu. However, we need to move away from this kind of thinking and talking because by continuing to do so, we are perpetuating gender inequalities,’ said Penehuro Hauma, Principal of the Fetuvalu Secondary School and the Nanumaga Island Community Leader on Funafuti. These were the sentiments expressed on the first day of a three-day gender awareness training workshop for stakeholders in government and civil society organisations.

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UN Women and SPC sign memorandum of understanding

Wednesday 15 October 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) – Suva, Fiji

UNW-SPCUN Women and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) commemorated International Day of Rural Women with an event that showcased stories from rural women themselves and culminated in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

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