Papua New Guinea Independence Day

New Zealand and SPC sign agreement to strengthen animal health in the region

As the Pacific region grapples with the potential spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) and other transboundary animal diseases, the Pacific Community (SPC) has signed a partnership agreement with Biosecurity New Zealand to strengthen animal health…

Overcoming the Pandemic: Regional Commitment to build a brighter future for Pacific children

The Pacific Community (SPC) will be launching the results of the Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA), on 8 September during the International Literacy Day celebrations, using a more interactive digital reporting version that will be…

Stat of the week: 53% of Papua New Guinea's total final energy consumption comes from renewable sources

Did you know? 53% of Papua New Guinea's total final energy consumption comes from renewable sources.    

Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) training

​Contact: Kaita Sem, Relationships and Learning Adviser (Strengthening Pacific MEL), SPC | [email protected]

Data Analysis & Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

​Contact: Alison Culpin, Social Statistics Adviser, SPC's Statistics for Development Divison (SDD) | [email protected]

SPC's 75th anniversary: In October 1977, the very first SPC's tagging cruise commenced

In October 1977 the first SPC tagging cruise commenced. Over the next three years the programme tagged 160,276 fish in all – far beyond the original projections of 100,000 – and visited the waters of every SPC member country, even Pitcairn.

A conversation with Mark Ero, Entomologist at the Pacific Community

It’s the diverse, and sometimes creepy, world of insects that fascinates SPC's Entomologist Mark Ero when out in the field carrying out research activities.  According to him, “They  are the world’s miniature marvels, and the most successful group of…

SPC addresses Pacific pests, diseases and health risks through new virtual training

  The Pacific Community (SPC) this week took another stride toward combating the emergence of pests, diseases, and health risks such as African Swine Fever (ASF) through the organisation of a regional training focused on strengthening and improving…

Stat of the week: Papua New Guinea produced nearly 46,000 tonnes of cocoa beans in 2019

Did you know that PNG was the 12th largest producer of cocoa beans in 2019, producing nearly 46,000 tonnes?  
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