President Baldwin opens Emerging Youth Leaders of Melanesia Programme

19 July 2016, Port Vila

MSG-SPCTwenty young people from Fiji, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu have gathered in Port Vila to begin training under the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat and Pacific Community (SPC) Emerging Youth Leaders of Melanesia Programme.

Supporting sustainable development through trade, transport facilitation and port efficiency

18 July 2016, Nadi

tradeReducing the cost and improving the quality of logistics and transport systems improves international market access and leads directly to increased trade and trade competitiveness.

New project to save diversity of coconuts in the Pacific Islands

13 July 2016, Lautoka

coconutGovernment representatives from Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Samoa together with international stakeholders have launched a mission to protect Pacific coconut diversity and associated livelihoods from climate change impacts and other threats.

Pacific Community partners with Tuvalu to strengthen human rights

15 July 2016, Funafuti

RRRT-TuvaluThe Pacific Community is working with the Government of Tuvalu this week to formulate the country’s first national action plan for human rights which brings together Tuvalu’s existing commitments under the Universal Periodic Review, ratified Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), and provides a timeframe for action across these human rights issues.  

Government statisticians brush up on data management skills

12 July 2016, Noumea

HIESGovernment statisticians from seven Pacific Island countries and territories are in New Caledonia this week for a regional Microdata Documentation and Dissemination workshop to refresh their knowledge of tools that manage vital statistical information.


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