Putting people at the heart of the human rights treaty body system

This article originally appeared on OpenGlobalRights.org. It has been reprinted here with permission.  

Solomon Island communities supporting people with disabilities and improving public markets

When Jack Kauta learnt that the Kakara Community High School in West Kwara’ae in the Malaita Province of Solomon Islands would be constructing a double-storey building for its new classrooms, he decided to explore the possibility of adding a wheelchair…

New Report Highlights Women’s Invisible Roles in the Pacific’s Fisheries Sector

EU Deputy Ambassador Corado Pampaloni and SPC Deputy Director-General, Dr Audrey Aumua cut the International Women’s Day cake at the launch of the FSM Gender Assessment Report at the Delegation of the European Union for the Pacific in Suva today. The…

Child rights in the Pacific: UN body concludes historic session in Samoa

In an historic extraordinary outreach session, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child met government officials, UN agencies, civil society and children to discuss the situation of children’s rights in the Pacific. “For many years, we spoke and…

The Future Pacific Island Children Want

This story originally appeared on the Inter Press Service website, it has been republished here with permission.   

An investment in children’s rights will pay dividends to Pacific communities for generations to come

Pacific Community donors see the 84th Extraordinary Outreach Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child as a smart investment for the region’s future

Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership providing communities with training on alternative fishing practices

The Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership (PEUMP) programme is working to improve the sustainable management of fisheries resources and ecosystems through support, mentoring and empowerment at the community level. Last week, the PEUMP programme…

Remarks by SPC DDG, Dr A. Aumua at 84th Extraordinary Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child

Check against delivery   STATEMENT BY DR. AUMUA  DELIVERED AT OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 84th EXTRAORDINARY SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD APIA, SAMOA 2 MARCH 2020  

The Pacific Community launches new information tools on sustainable fishing practices

The Pacific Community (SPC) in partnership with the European Union (EU) is launching today a series of animated videos targeting the fishers, the schools and the general public with the objective of raising awareness on sustainable fishing practices.

Legislation and the Role of Police Prosecutors Across the Pacific in Ending Violence Against Women

Legislation and the Role of Police Prosecutors Across the Pacific in Ending Violence Against Women Story by Onorina Saukelo    Violence against women and girls is the most pervasive violation of human rights in the Pacific. Studies show up to 60% per…
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