International Women’s Day 2024

SPC joins the IWD global campaign International Women’s Day (IWD) is held on 8 March every year around the world to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. SPC is committed to improving gender equality and the…

Papua New Guinea CRVS Action Plan (2023-2025)

The Papua New Guinea Civil Registration and Vital Statistic (CRVS) Committee, in partnership with the Pacific Community (SPC), has a new comprehensive Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Action Plan (2023-2025), with the goal of an immediate increase…

Pacific Community 2023 Year in Review: Part Four

We are pleased to present a review of the achieved year. Here is part four of our news highlights for 2023, covering our development support and results achieved in conjunction with our member countries and territories and our other partners (October to…

Pacific Community 2023 Year in Review: Part Three

We are pleased to present a review of the achieved year. Here is part three of our news highlights for 2023, covering our development support and results achieved in conjunction with our member countries and territories and our other partners (July to…

Stat of the week: Less than 60% of households in the Solomon Islands had access to electricity in 2018

Did you know? Less than 60% of households in the Solomon Islands had access to electricity in 2018. Electricity is crucial for poverty alleviation, economic growth, and improved living standards (Our World in Data).

Pacific Community 2023 Year in Review: Part One

We are pleased to present a review of the achieved year. Here is part one of our news highlights for 2023, covering our development support and results achieved in conjunction with our member countries and territories and our other partners (January to…

Meet Sarah Mecartney, newly appointed SPC Melanesia Regional Director

Sarah Mecartney has been appointed as the Regional Director, Melanesia at the Pacific Community recently. She will be stationed at SPC’s Regional Office in Port Vila, Vanuatu. We asked her a few questions to get to know her a little better:  

The Pacific Gathered at COP28 to Raise Ambitions for Climate Action

Pacific Culture Week logo competition

  Calling all Pacific artists, students and community members.

Sarah Mecartney

Sarah Mecartney was appointed as the Regional Director, Melanesia at the Pacific Community (SPC), effective 19 February 2024 and is stationed at SPC’s Regional Office in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Sarah Mecartney brings a remarkable career spanning 25 years in…
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