Kiribati's President launches first Joint Implementation Plan for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management

Monday 1 September 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva

Kiribati-CC-DRMHis Excellency Anote Tong, the President of Kiribati, launched the Kiribati Joint Implementation Plan for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (KJIP) on 29 August 2014 in Tarawa, together with the Population Policy and Population Implementation Strategy. At the launch, the President said: ‘These policies are key government priorities touching the life of the people where it matters most. [...] The formulation of these policies was as sensitive as possible, involving all partners and communities. They represent powerful tools to coordinate and jointly monitor the implementation. I have deep appreciation to all who contributed to this plans – especially the communities and partners. The ownership of these documents must be with our people. The plans are a milestone in our national planning and coordination process.’

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Tonga a world leader in seabed minerals law

Friday 29 August 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji

Law-DraftingThe Kingdom of Tonga this month became the first country in the world to put in place a law that manages seabed mineral activities within its national marine space and under its sponsorship in international waters.

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SPC helps Samoa with health surveillance for SIDS

Friday 29 August 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Noumea, New Caledonia

Samoa-health-practitionerThe Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has mobilised a team of health surveillance specialists to help the Samoa Ministry of Health with public health surveillance at the 3rd International Conference of Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

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SPC assists Nauru in its maritime priorities

Friday 29 August 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva

Boat-harbour-operations-in-NauruThe International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) has now become the key instrument guiding countries on ISPS security compliance of their international ports and ships. Over the years, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has been working closely with many Pacific ports to assist in maintaining this compliance.

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