Director-general

Interview with Dr Colin Tukuitonga: from crisis to action in Pacific communities

Pacific Community staff honoured by their peers at annual awards

The 2018 Director-General's Awards recognise the excellence and achievements of Pacific Community (SPC) staff. Teamwork, innovation, leadership, project delivery and individual contributions were recognised, with six awards were presented across three…

Looking to 2019: The Blue Pacific narrative will be key for our region

The end of another year provides a good opportunity to reflect on our work and the development trends we have seen across the Pacific. A unifying theme for 2018 could be ‘integration’. At SPC, we have continued our internal prioritisation efforts and…

Promotion and protection of Pacific culture remains a priority for SPC

One of the most prominent outcomes from the 48th meeting of the Committee of Representatives of Governments and Administrations (CRGA) was the affirmation of the Pacific Community’s (SPC) role in the protection and promotion of our region’s cultures. At…

Recruitment process for the next Director-General of the Pacific Community is now underway

Director-General of the Pacific Community

Reflections on 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, I want to take a moment and express my appreciation to SPC staff, partners, donors and our many supporters around the world. It has been a year of evolution for SPC, and our achievements over the last 12 months have positioned…

“Fish is the cornerstone of food security in the Pacific region.”

Coastal Fisheries – Our Livelihoods, Our Future This dramatic statement was part of the 2011 SPC report ‘Vulnerability of Tropical Pacific Fisheries and Aquaculture to Climate Change’. That publication highlighted the importance of Pacific fisheries to…

Rendez-vous in Rome

A view of St Peter’s Square at the Vatican City. Photo by DAVID ILIFF The 23rd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23) is taking this week, bringing climate change issues to the forefront of global…

48th PIF meeting in Samoa highlights commitment and dedication of Pacific Leaders

Heads of CROP, 48th Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Leaders Meeting in Apia, Samoa Apia, Samoa felt like the very centre of the Pacific this week as it played host to the 48th Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Leaders Meeting, and the Smaller Islands States (SIS)…

Measuring progress towards the Healthy Islands vision

Last week I attended the 12th Pacific Health Ministers Meeting (PHMM) in the Cook Islands, hosted by Minister of Health, Hon. Nandi Glassie, and supported by the Pacific Community (SPC) and the World Health Organization. His Excellency Henry Puna, Prime…
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