A mother’s dedication to education drives Uate to improve equality for women and young people

Hardships caused by inequality experienced by young people and by women motivate Uate Tamanikaiyaroi to ensure equal opportunities for all Pacific people. Uate continues explaining how his late mother carried the brunt of gender inequality from childhood…

‘Alofa’ - or love - underpins the Pacific solution to ending violence and empowering women

Socio-cultural values of love, protection and care that prevail in most Pacific Island countries and territories inspired a Samoan teenage girl to dedicate her life to the empowerment of women and girls. “My interest in gender equality started when I…

Pacific Community members mark 75 years of service to the region at 52nd Meeting of the Committee of Representatives of Governments and Administrations and Special thematic session of the 12th Conference

From 23 to 25 November 2022, participants from across the Pacific and around the world were gathered for the 52nd Meeting of the Committee of Representatives of Governments and Administrations (CRGA 52) and the Special thematic session of the 12th…

Health experts collaborate to provide support to Tuvalu amidst COVID-19 outbreak

Tuvalu was COVID-19 free up until October 2022 however since that time, reported community transmission of COVID-19 cases as of 24 November 2022 has now reached 2362. The Pacific Community (SPC) with funding support from the Department of Foreign Affairs…

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

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

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.
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