Why the Pacific matters

Off the coast of Majuro, Marshall Islands (Credit: Cameron Diver)  

Pilot projects to boost Pacific coconut industry

The Pacific Community (SPC) and the European Union will support the coconut industry in Samoa and Vanuatu as part of a new regional initiative to improve small producer’s business competitiveness. The €3.5 million Coconut Industry Development Project (…

Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific ready to assist member governments implement the Paris Agreement

The rapid ratification of the Paris Agreement was welcomed by all Pacific nations one month ago and now as it enters into force, the Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific stands ready to assist with the implementation. “The global momentum for…

Ecosystem resilience

Innovative economic and financial solutions for Pacific Island ecosystem resilience must be put to the test

Pacific tuna tagging focus moves west

To improve the assessment and understanding of tuna stocks in the western Pacific region, scientists have completed a research expedition during which they tagged 2135 fish, of which 75 percent were bigeye tuna. The cruise, part of the broader Pacific…

Pacific dialogue centres on human rights

A regional consultation has opened in Fiji today on the participation of Pacific Island countries in the United Nations-led review process of national human rights records. The consultation will assist 11 Pacific countries to prepare for the third cycle…

Fiji Olympic gold a win for entire Pacific

The stunning Olympic Games gold medal win by Fiji in the rugby sevens is a celebration for the entire Pacific Islands region, according to the Director-General of the Pacific Community, Dr Colin Tukuitonga. “This is a magnificent and emphatic victory by…

Online Agriculture Policy Banks upheld as key innovation for the Pacific

Online Agriculture Policy Banks are ushering in a new era of access to information that is benefitting individual producers and promoting growth in the Pacific region’s agricultural sector.

Pacific statisticians to meet in Fiji

Senior government statisticians and development partners will gather in Lautoka, Fiji, next week for a Pacific Statistics Steering Committee (PSSC) meeting to discuss major statistical projects and collaboration over the next five years. The meeting will…
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