New data shows significant declines in international trade in four Pacific Island countries

2020 will be remembered as the year the world experienced COVID-19, the first global pandemic of the modern era. The Pacific has not been spared, and although the number of cases has not reached certain levels known elsewhere in the world, many economic…

Putting people at the heart of the human rights treaty body system

This article originally appeared on OpenGlobalRights.org. It has been reprinted here with permission.  

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…

The Future Pacific Island Children Want

This story originally appeared on the Inter Press Service website, it has been republished here with permission.   

An investment in children’s rights will pay dividends to Pacific communities for generations to come

Pacific Community donors see the 84th Extraordinary Outreach Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child as a smart investment for the region’s future

Remarks by SPC DDG, Dr A. Aumua at 84th Extraordinary Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child

Check against delivery   STATEMENT BY DR. AUMUA  DELIVERED AT OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 84th EXTRAORDINARY SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD APIA, SAMOA 2 MARCH 2020  

84th Extraordinary Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child - Clarence Vui Nelson Profile

Profile Series: Acting Chief Justice Clarence Vui Nelson (Samoa) ​

84th Extraordinary Outreach Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child comes to Pacific providing important regional awareness opportunity

In a historic first, Samoa will host the 84th Extraordinary Outreach Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child from 2-6 March, proving a unique outreach and awareness opportunity for Committee to highlight its important work to the Pacific.  It…

Preparing youth for disaster in Samoa: PW Podcast S02-07

While strong public awareness efforts about disaster preparation are underway across the Pacific, how can officials be certain they are reaching the regions most vulnerable populations? Would a 5 year old child know what to do during a disaster? How can…

84th Extraordinary Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child

​The Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the body of 18 Independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by its State parties.
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