Pacific region

Les Outre-Mer vus par leurs acteurs: cultures ultramarines & intégration régionale

Date : Mercredi 28 Novembre 2018, 18h-20h 

Managing the world’s largest tuna fishery

The Pacific Ocean represents 48% of all the world’s oceans combined and supports some of the largest fisheries. In addition, it is home to some of the most abundant populations of tuna species such as albacore, skipjack and yellowfin, and billfish…

SINGAPORE – Lessons for the Pacific?

Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore Prime Minister and Dr Colin Tukuitonga, SPC Director-General Recently, I had the pleasure of joining Pacific leaders, Ministers and colleagues from the Pacific region in a study tour of Singapore at the invitation of the…

Impact and lessons learned during TC Winston reviewed

The month of February marks the one year anniversary since tropical cyclone Winston, the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in the Southern Hemisphere, struck Fiji. During the past 12 months Fiji has made progress towards a full recovery.…

RESCCUE: Walking the talk on carbon neutrality in the Pacific

As part of the Pacific Community’s (SPC) efforts to reduce its environmental footprint, RESCCUE has become the first of its projects to be carbon neutral. Since 2013, SPC has already reduced its greenhouse gases emissions by 17 percent, while many daily…

SPC 70th Anniversary

SPC Director-General's message Acknowledgement We are excited about this timely opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the shared progress we have made with our members, who own and govern our organization, and with our partners over the years.

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…

First official visit to French Polynesia as Director-General

Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting French Polynesia for the first time which was also my first official visit as Director-General of the Pacific Community (SPC) to the territory. French Polynesia is a valuable member of the Pacific Community and a…

2017 Tide Prediction Calendars Released

More than 1,800 annual Tide Prediction Calendars for 19 Pacific locations have now been distributed to 14 National Meteorological Service offices and other key ocean stakeholders throughout the region. These annual calendars are a popular product of the…

Agreement boosts disease response in Pacific Islands

Modules in disease outbreak investigation and public health surveillance, and a field epidemiology project, are part of a redeveloped postgraduate qualification programme that will strengthen public health capacity in the Pacific Islands region. The…
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