Building the capacity of the SPC Solomon Islands office to provide support in deep sea minerals

There is currently a great deal of interest around the Pacific region in deep sea minerals, and exploration licenses have been granted in several countries, including Solomon Islands. Pacific Island countries have begun adopting legislative and regulatory frameworks to ensure that Pacific people can benefit from development in this area and that the environment is protected.

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Australia and SPC sign 10-year partnership agreement

Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Thursday, 13 March 2014, Noumea, New Caledonia

The Australian Government and Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) signed a 10-year partnership agreement in Canberra on Wednesday, 12 March.

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Another human rights first for Tonga

Friday 14 March 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) – Suva, Fiji

Tonga is not only the first country in the Pacific to be reviewed under the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (having been reviewed both in 2008 and 2013), but is this week the first country in the region to organise a consultation to discuss its second UPR recommendations and how to implement them.

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SPC and PIFS support Pacific Islands delegations at the 58th Commission on the Status of Women

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal international policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and the advancement of women. Participants gather to evaluate progress and challenges, set global standards and make concrete recommendations to promote women’s empowerment worldwide. 

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