Pacific region

Pacific efforts towards Sustainable Development Goal 4: quality education

Pacific education leaders from Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Solomon Islands have gathered in Nadi this week for the presentation and discussion of benchmarked education results.

Ending family violence in Pacific: law is not enough

A respected former Fijian judge has told a human rights forum that legislation is only part of the solution to ending domestic violence in the Pacific region.

Strong high-level support for first Pacific NCD Summit

Testament to the urgency and strong commitment to effectively tackle the non-communicable diseases (NCDs) crisis in the Pacific region, over 120 high-level delegates representing Pacific Island countries and international development partners will…

Pacific Community study finds wave energy feasible in the region

On the eve of World Oceans Day, the Pacific Community (SPC) has released a study confirming that wave energy could be a cost-effective energy resource for Pacific Island countries and territories.

New Pacific climate change programme to have regional recognition

Fifteen countries are meeting this week in Nadi, Fiji, to finalise the competencies that will make up Pacific regional qualifications in sustainable energy and resilience, including climate change adaptation.

Recognition for efforts to halt biodiversity loss in Pacific

Efforts by the Pacific Agricultural Plant Genetic Resources Network (PAPGREN) and the Pacific Community (SPC) to conserve genetic material and halt the loss of biodiversity have been recognised at regional consultations organised by the Food and…

Historic step to monitor Healthy Islands vision and progress in the Pacific

Steps are under way to improve the monitoring of progress of the Pacific’s Healthy Islands Vision, a concept developed by regional health ministers over 20 years ago to drive an integrated, holistic approach to health protection and promotion in the…

Boost for women in Pacific maritime sector

The Pacific Women in Maritime Association (PacWiMA) has been revived and will advocate for the empowerment and integration of Pacific women in the maritime sector.

Pacific scientist in China to present taro supply breakthrough

A scientist from the Pacific Community (SPC) is in Nanning Guangxi, China, this week to present important research on new methods for improving the supply of taro planting material. Improved production methods are important for food security and taro…
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