ABS 2023 Pacific Statisticians Leadership Forum and the PSMB11 2023

​The 2023 Pacific Statisticians' Leadership Forum, hosted by the Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will be held on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th May 2023 in Brisbane, Australia. Funded by the Australian Government's Department of Foreign Affairs and…

UN World Data Forum 2023

The Fourth UN World Data Forum 2023 is scheduled to take place in Hangzhou, China, in April 2023. The UN World Data Forum aims to spur data innovation, nurture partnerships, mobilize high-level political and financial support for data, and build a…

Poverty Analysis methods Workshop 2023

​The Pacific Community (SPC) is organising a Regional Conference on Household Income and Expenditure Surveys (HIES) Methods and Poverty Analysis Methods for ten Pacific countries (Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Rep. of Marshal Islands,…

Stat of the week: French is spoken in 4 Pacific Island Countries and Territories

Did you know? In the region, French is spoken in 4 Pacific Island Countries and Territories: French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, and Wallis & Futuna. 20th March is French Language Day. French is spoken by more than 300 million people. (Source:…

Pacific Island countries get boost in health data with ICD-11 centre

Stat of the week: In Vanuatu, 24% of total imports are fuel imports in 2019

In Vanuatu, 24% of total imports were fuel imports in 2019.

Stat of the week: In Fiji, employment in agriculture represents 36% of persons of working age

In Fiji, employment in agriculture represents 36% of persons of working age. This is a reversal of the decline observed over the last two decades and may reflect a return to agricultural activities during the pandemic. Agriculture continues to play an…

International Women’s Day: Working together across all SPC programmes to improve gender equality

Photo: This International Women’s Day directors from several SPC divisions joined a Panel Discussion, as part of the ‘One-SPC Event for International Women’s Day’. Credit: SPC   On International Women’s Day we celebrate the achievements of women but we…

54th session of the United Nations Statistical Commission

The 54th session of the United Nations Statistical Commission will be held in person in New York from 28 February to 3 March 2023.  

Stat of the week: Papua New Guinea and Tuvalu produced less than 500 grams per person per day, the lowest level of municipal solid waste per person among Pacific countries

Papua New Guinea and Tuvalu produced the lowest level of municipal solid waste per person among Pacific Island Countries and Territories, less than 500 grams per person per day. The worldwide average is 0.74 kilograms per person per day.  To learn more,…
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