Stat of the week: In Tonga, 19% of women (15-49) have suffered physical violence by their partner at least once in their lifetime (2019)

In Tonga, 19% of women (15-49) have suffered physical violence by their partner at least once in their lifetime (2019). This is one of the lowest reported rates in the Pacific.   25th of November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence…

Official Statement by Hon. Alatoi Ishmael Kalsakau, Vanuatu Prime Minister, at the opening of the Special Thematic Session of the 12th Conference of SPC

OFFICIAL STATEMENT, Hon. Alatoi Ishmael KALSAKAU MA’AUKORO Welcome Ceremony, 12th Conference of the Pacific Community Thursday, 24 November from 3pm, at the Saralana Park     Hon. Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, Prime Minister of Samoa;

Celebrating 75 years of progressing Pacific peoples' prosperity and well-being

COP 27: Samoa and the Pacific Community launch the Framework for Energy Security and Resilience in the Pacific (FESRIP)

At COP 27, the government of Samoa and the Pacific Community (SPC) officially launched the Framework for Energy Security and Resilience in the Pacific (FESRIP). This tool embodies Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) commitment to…

Grants available for government, civil society and other gender equality projects

Photo: Crisis centres, women’s groups, civil society and other organisations, such as the Kiribati Women and Children Support Centre, are able to apply for grants being offered for gender equality projects in Pacific countries by the Pacific Community (…

Pacific Islands: Climate Finance Action a Priority at COP 27

Photo: On Kadavu and Ra Islands in Fiji, SPC supported the implementation of an Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) and climate change resilience project. Credit: SPC

Stat of the week: Tokelau has three health facilities for 1,647 people (TNSO, 2019)

Tokelau has three health facilities for 1,647 people (TNSO, 2019). That is approximately 1.8 health facilities per 1000 inhabitants. These facilities are located in the three main areas: Anafu, Fakaofo, and Nukunonu. We count an average of 35 Health…

Focused training in orthopaedic benefits health practitioners

A specialised training in orthopaedics focusing on hip and spine surgery has provided health practitioners an opportunity to strengthen and upskill knowledge in theory and practise.

Curbing Invasive Species to enhance climate adaptation in the Pacific region

Invasive species weaken ecosystems and makes them more vulnerable to climate change. Many Invasive Species (IS) can propagate rapidly to higher latitudes and altitudes as the climate warms, out-pacing native species. Representing a significant disruption…
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