SPC and UNICEF launch positive behaviour management resources for teachers in Tuvalu

The Pacific Community (SPC) in collaboration with UNICEF  launched two videos and a handbook resource for teachers in Tuvalu on positive behaviour management of children in schools on 9 December 2020 as part of the 16 Days of Activism to End Violence…

Climate Action for Human Rights

This story originally appeared on the Inter Press Service website, it has been republished here with permission.    Climate Action for Human Rights By Cameron Diver |   

Tonga finding new ways to promote human rights for vulnerable women and children

When COVID-19 forced the world into a lockdown this year, workplaces across the world were forced to adjust to new ways of operating or doing business. Many were forced to shut down, temporarily or permanently. But in the face of the harsh realities of…

PIFS-SPC join voices for Australian Parliamentary Inquiry into Human Rights of Pacific Women, Girls

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) and the Pacific Community (SPC) have made a joint submission to the Australian Parliamentary Inquiry into the human rights of women and girls in the Pacific.  The submission offers recommendations on how the…

‘Pacific Principles of Practice’ launched as a guide towards global human rights implementation

On 3 July, the Pacific Principles of Practice (Pacific Principles) of National Mechanisms for Implementation, Reporting and Follow-up (NMIRFs) was launched  during a virtual side event at the 44th Session of the Human Rights Council.

Introducing ‘The Pacific Principles of Practice’ for effective national implementation

  This post originally appeared on the Universal Rights Group website. It has been reprinted with permission  

Pacific to launch human rights implementation principles at the UN Human Rights Council in July

Pacific to launch human rights implementation principles at the UN Human Rights Council in July

Reflections on the 84th Extraordinary Outreach Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child Miles Young – Director, SPC RRRT

Reducing the risk of domestic violence as Pacific communities face strict lockdowns

As an increasing number of countries recommend self-isolation to prevent the spread of COVID-19, households have to adjust their everyday lives and sometimes face anxiety and stress, causing risks of increased domestic violence.

Child rights in the Pacific: UN body concludes historic session in Samoa

In an historic extraordinary outreach session, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child met government officials, UN agencies, civil society and children to discuss the situation of children’s rights in the Pacific. “For many years, we spoke and…
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