Pacific region

Strategy to build Pacific regional geospatial capacity endorsed

Pacific Island lands survey and geospatial experts convened this week at the 3rd Pacific Geospatial and Surveying Council (PGSC) Meeting to finalise and endorse a 10-year regional strategy aimed at advancing geospatial and surveying services in the…

Healthy shopping list and photo contest among actions for World Diabetes Day in THE Pacific

On World Diabetes Day, the Pacific Community (SPC) is calling on all Pacific Island countries and territories and the region’s development partners to maintain the momentum for urgent action to prevent and control diabetes. Pacific Island people…

Reporting human rights statistics in the Pacific

A practical guide for using statistics to report on Pacific Island countries’ progress with implementing international human rights treaties is due to be finalised this week. Government representatives from 10 Pacific countries are participating in a…

Integrated ocean management unites the Pacific

A Pacific region that is united makes for a strong global voice. How should that voice speak for our ocean? Delegates from across Oceania gathered in Apia, Samoa, this week to discuss new and emerging opportunities to increase the economic benefits to…

Pacific Nutrition Bingo promotes healthy eating

The Pacific Community (SPC) has released its latest version of Pacific Nutrition Bingo, a fun educational tool to promote healthy eating and combat the serious threat of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the region. Released in the lead up to World…

Pacific Community strengthens ties with peak Asian geoscience body

Strengthened cooperation between the Pacific Community (SPC) and a peak Asian applied geoscience body will further the use of geoscience to guide sustainable development in the Pacific Islands region.

Designers from New Caledonia and Samoa stand out in logo challenge

An accomplished graphic designer from New Caledonia, Pascale Gery, has won the 70th anniversary logo design competition for the Pacific Community (SPC). In 2017, as SPC celebrates 70 years of operation, Ms Gery’s striking design will feature on the…

Dr Tukuitonga honoured for outstanding contribution to Pacific health

The Pacific Community Director-General, Dr Colin Tukuitonga, has been honoured with a Life Award from the Pasifika Medical Association in recognition of his outstanding contribution and active commitment to improving Pacific health services and training.

Curbing the coconut rhinoceros beetle in the Pacific

The Pacific Community (SPC) is taking proactive measures to assist Samoa and other Pacific Island countries and territories in their efforts to curb any resurgence of the coconut rhinoceros beetle. SPC, with support from AgResearch New Zealand, has…

70th anniversary design challenge launched

The Pacific Community (SPC) turns 70 in 2017! Graphic designers and artists – including amateurs, students and professionals – are invited to help the region celebrate by designing a special 70th anniversary logo.
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