Tuvalu

New Tide Calendar Launched in Tuvalu

The Honourable Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Enele Sopoaga, launched the new 2019 Vaitupu Annual Tide Predictions Calendar yesterday at the National Climate Outlook Forum in Tuvalu. “These are very useful for planning and for Tuvaluans that go out fishing or…

Pacific children key to championing human rights in the region

Pacific education officials and curriculum development officers from Kiribati, the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI), and Tuvalu met in Fiji this week (7 to 10 August) to progress plans to integrate human rights and responsibilities into primary and…

Emergency Grab Bags save lives in Tuvalu

On 4 March 2018, four fishers were rescued from a small vessel in Tuvalu after activating the PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) from their emergency ‘grab bag’, a marine safety pack initiated and promoted by SPC and supported by the Tuvalu government. This…

Zoom - Growing fresh food for the family in Tuvalu

Farmer Iokapeta Taliu starts every day the same way. “Every morning and afternoon, my husband and I work on our garden as part of our daily routine”, Iokapeta explained from her farm on Funafuti, Tuvalu’s main atoll. “My home garden is very useful to my…

Tuvalu launches Pacific’s first Human Rights National Action Plan

Tuvalu becomes the first Pacific country as well as one of the few in the world, to launch a national action plan on human rights. Prime Minister Hon. Enele Sopoaga officially launched the Tuvalu National Action Plan yesterday, attended by Tuvalu’s…

Zoom - Supporting fishing knowledge and livelihoods in Tuvalu

A fisher with a palu malau puku, a deepwater species For centuries, the people of Tuvalu have been fishing the waters around their island nation. Their knowledge of local fish and their habits is second to none. Two projects supported by the Pacific…

Central Pacific maritime lifeline in focus

The reliability and affordability of vital shipping services for Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru and Tuvalu will be in focus at a forum that begins today in Suva, Fiji, hosted by the Pacific Community (SPC).

Boost for cyclone Pam recovery in Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu

Long-term recovery efforts from the devastation left by tropical cyclone Pam will receive a welcome boost in four Pacific Island nations following a EUR 6 million funding agreement between the Pacific Community (SPC) and development bank KfW, on behalf…

SPC deploys scientific and technical experts to assist Vanuatu and Tuvalu

Satellite image: Damage to buildings in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Image created by Digital Globe & SPC Geoscience Division
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