Pacific region

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…

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…

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…

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…
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