Human Rights and Social Development

Bartering through the pandemic in Fiji

This story was put together using presentations from this year’s Pacific Resilience Meeting that focussed on the theme ‘Our people, our journey: nurturing Pacific resilience from home’. This biennial meeting was hosted by the Pacific Community (SPC) and…

Stat of the week: almost 1 in 3 ever-partnered women and girls in Vanuatu were a victim of violence

In 2018, almost 1 in 3 ever-partnered women and girls in Vanuatu were a victim of physical, sexual or psychological violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months.

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (2022)

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. It was started by…

Human Rights Day 2022

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights which everyone…

Building more inclusive communities for senior citizens in the Federated States of Micronesia

In its work towards strengthening inclusiveness and aspiring to achieve equal participation and representation, the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) registered its very first Net’s Senior Citizens Association (NSCA) as a legal entity at both the…

L'USAID et la Communauté du Pacifique lancent le programme de gouvernance "PROJECT"

USAID and Pacific Community (SPC) Launch PROJECT Governance To strengthen local communities efforts to foster consensus and inclusion, inspire ownership and draw on local understanding of governance in the Pacific, the United States Agency for…

Discours liminaire de l'Honorable Fiame Naomi Mataafa, Premier ministre du Samoa, lors du lancement virtuel du programme Promouvoir une gouvernance juste, engagée, citoyenne et transparente (PROJECT)

Keynote Address by Honourable Fiame Naomi Mataafa Prime Minister of Samoa at the Virtual Launch of Promoting Just, Engaged, Civic-minded and Transparent (PROJECT) Governance programme  

Le saviez-vous? Les récifs coralliens sont confrontés au blanchissement en raison du réchauffement des océans et des dommages causés par la pollution

(contenu disponible en anglais uniquement)As part of the Ocean Acidification Week (13-17 Sept), the Pacific Community Centre for Ocean Science (PCCOS) is highlight facts, research, and initiatives on ocean acidification.

Les Îles Marshall mènent une campagne pour interdire les produits en plastique à usage unique

RMI advances campaign to ban single use plastics products The Marshall Islands Conservation Society (MICS) recognizes that as human beings, we cannot enjoy our rights to food, water, health, and housing in a degrading environment.  Thanks to support from…

Mise en œuvre de la législation sur la violence domestique : l'expérience du Vanuatu

The Pacific has some of the highest rates of intimate partner violence in the world. Since 2008, Family Health and Safety Studies in 11 Pacific Island Countries and Territories have indicated rates of lifetime physical and sexual violence by intimate…
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