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Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction- Statement by Dr. A. Aumua, SPC Deputy Director-General

Check against delivery Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction Statement by Dr Audrey Aumua Deputy Director General, The Pacific Community (SPC)    

SPC and UN Strengthen Cooperation

Senior leaders from United Nations (UN) agencies and the Pacific Community (SPC) gathered in Suva, Fiji last week to discuss opportunities for deepening cooperation and strengthening coordination of their respective work aimed at helping countries of the…

Pacific Community congratulates ‘Utoikamanu on high level UN appointment

The Pacific Community (SPC) offers its congratulations on the appointment of the Kingdom of Tonga’s Fekita ‘Utoikamanu to the esteemed position of United Nations High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and…

Using improved maps and data to meet the Sustainable Development Goals

Experts from around the world will gather in Suva, Fiji, later this month to exchange innovation in the use of satellite data, unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), open source software and other tools that assist decision-making in land use and disaster…

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…

Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific ready to assist member governments implement the Paris Agreement

The rapid ratification of the Paris Agreement was welcomed by all Pacific nations one month ago and now as it enters into force, the Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific stands ready to assist with the implementation. “The global momentum for…

Pacific human rights analysis released

The Pacific Community (SPC) in partnership with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today launched a publication which sheds light on progress made in building a human rights culture in the Pacific.

Fiji achieves first for Pacific region at United Nations

The Pacific Community (SPC) has welcomed the election of Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Peter Thomson, as President of the next session of the UN General Assembly. In congratulating Ambassador Thomson, the Pacific…

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…
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