Opening Remarks by Dr. Stuart Minchin, Director-General of the Pacific Community at the Inaugural Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction Ministers Meeting 

Inaugural Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction Ministers Meeting, 14-16th September 2022 - Nadi, Fiji  Opening Remarks by Dr. Stuart Minchin, Director-General, Pacific Community (SPC)    Chair, Honourable Inia Seruiratu, Minister for Rural & Maritime…

Why our future relies on the health of our ocean

Photo credit: SPC/WTYSL The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) offered an opportunity for world leaders to act on urgent and meaningful commitments in reducing emissions and limiting global temperatures to 1.5°C above pre-industrial…

Building a Stronger Pacific

Photo: SPC/WTYSL Over its 75 year history the Pacific Community has always put capacity building at the heart of its strategy. The technical, scientific and social programmes undertaken have helped build up the region’s knowledge base, strengthened…

International Women’s Day 2022 – Break the Bias

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day – Break the Bias is a reminder for us as an organisation of the ongoing work needed in this critical area of gender equality. For women and girls in our region to feel safe, be included in decision making,…

Building the future of Pacific Food Systems

The Food Systems Summit held on September 23 in New York was an opportunity for the world to come together to find solutions to one of the major challenges of our generation: transforming the systems that make it possible to produce and consume food in a…

Trust, flexibility and innovation: celebrating the partnership between New Zealand and the Pacific Community

I recall vividly the first days of COVID-19, when the Pacific – and the world – discovered this new disease which was going to so deeply upset all of our certainties. For intergovernmental organisations such as the Pacific Community (SPC), agility and…

Towards a decade for Oceans: Protecting the Pacific’s most valuable resource

In literature, there are countless stories of adventures across the ‘7 seas’, each body of water with its own history, character and culture. For most of history each of our oceans were seen as a different world, similar but disconnected, in the same way…

Securing the future of climate resilience in the Pacific cannot be left to chance

Following the publication of the Initial Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Synthesis Report aimed at measuring the progress of national climate action plans ahead of COP26, the United Nations warned in late February that current levels of climate…

Nature-based solutions for climate resilience and biodiversity conservation in the Pacific

Nature-based solutions for climate resilience and biodiversity conservation in the Pacific  

Launching the Pacific Data Hub: a one-stop shop

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