National Seabed Minerals Management Board launched in Marshall Islands

Monday 13 October 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji

INSMB-RMIThe Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) formed an Interim National Seabed Minerals Management Board (INSMB) on 2 October 2014. The board members, consisting of a small team of government officers and non-governmental representatives, are tasked by Cabinet to develop national policy and law for the appropriate governance of the nation’s deep sea resources. The Board will receive financial support and technical assistance from the Deep Sea Minerals (DSM) Project: a partnership between the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the European Union (EU).

SPC congratulates Walter Le Pironnec on winning the ‘Prize of Excellence’ awarded by the New Caledonia Olympic and Sports Committee

Thursday 9 September 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Nouméa, New Caledonia -

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community offers its very sincere congratulations to Mr Walter Le Pironnec, the organisation’s Maintenance Supervisor, for the Clay Pigeon Shooting ‘Prize of Excellence’ awarded to him by the New Caledonia Territorial Olympic and Sports Committee (CTOS).

EU and SPC support organic development in Solomon Islands

Wednesday 8 October 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Fiji

OrganicAttendees at a recent organic agriculture meeting in Honiara were reminded that organic farming has been the Solomon Islands way of farming for hundreds of years.

SPC contributes to the PACE-Net Plus Conference

9th-11th September 2014 in Bremen (Germany)

PACENET“Cooperation is the engine of science”, Dr. Heseler


Tackling non-communicable diseases or lifestyle options for improved nutrition and well-being; exploring the convergence of science and traditional knowledge in aqua and agriculture for a sustainable and healthy living in the 21st century; and enhancing community resilience in managing environment, water and wastes under a changing climate. These were the main issues addressed through three Think Tanks at the Conference that was held in the framework of PACE-Net Plus (the Pacific Europe Network for Science, Technology and Innovation)  from the 9th to the 11th of September 2014 in Bremen (Germany).



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