Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Lord Goldsmith Statement for SPC's 12th Conference

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Lord Goldsmith Statement at SPC's 12th Conference   Though I am unable to join you in person, I am delighted that the UK is able to resume our membership of the Pacific Community.

What do the statistics tell us about the impacts of the COVID-19 on PICT economies

A new paper by SPC Statistics Advisor-Strategic Planning Monitoring Analysis, Elizabeth Ragimana and SPC Data Analysis and Dissemination Manager, David Abbott reveals how almost eighteen months on since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide,…

New agreement puts spotlight on managing deadly mosquito born viral disease epidemics in the Pacific

Disease epidemics from viruses spread by mosquitoes are happening more often across the Pacific region with 96 outbreaks (69 dengue outbreaks, 12 Zika virus and 15 Chikungunya) reported between January 2012 and May 2021.  In response to this challenge, a…

UK Government supports Pacific island progress on Extended Continental Shelf submissions

The UK Government has signed an agreement with the Pacific Community (SPC) for GBP 263,000 that will help Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, and Tonga to secure the rights and responsibilities over their respective ocean spaces. The ocean sustains a…

Pacific Community members welcome European Union as Permanent Observer

After several decades of joint actions in support of the region’s development, the partnership between the Pacific Community (SPC) and European Union (EU) has reached a new stage. On 1 August 2021, SPC’s member countries and territories welcomed the EU…

Multilateralism at work: the France-Oceania Summit

On 19 July 2021, France and the Pacific came together for the 5th France-Oceania Summit. Convened virtually due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and co-chaired by French President Emmanuel Macron and the Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Kausea Natano (in his…

Renewal of the partnership between SPC and IRD

(content available in French only) A l’occasion de la Journée Mondiale de l’Océan, le 8 juin, la Communauté du Pacifique (CPS) et l’Institut de recherche pour le Développement (IRD) renouvellent leur accord de coopération pour les cinq prochaines années…

Signature of a partnership agreement between France and the Pacific Community

Photo: Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian, France’s Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Stuart Minchin, Director General of the Pacific Community (SPC)  
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