Director-general

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…

Celebrating Pacific Community Success – A Landmark CRGA 47 and 10th SPC Conference

The CGRA47 and 10th Conference was another highlight event for our organization and a fitting celebration of the Pacific Community’s 70th birthday. While our CGRA’s and Conferences are always highpoints in the SPC’s calendar, this year’s event was…

Australia - SPC Founding Member and Development Partner

I was in Canberra this week for one of our High Level Meetings with senior officials from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).  During the meeting, I was delighted to meet with the Honourable Julie Bishop, Minister of Foreign…

A Dialogue on Science and Science Policy for the SDGs in Pacific Islands

I was pleased to join Pacific Ministers of Education and officials in Samoa last week to discuss science, technology and innovation (ST&I) strategies in the Pacific Islands, as part of a broader discussion on science and science policy advice for the…

SINGAPORE – Lessons for the Pacific?

Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore Prime Minister and Dr Colin Tukuitonga, SPC Director-General Recently, I had the pleasure of joining Pacific leaders, Ministers and colleagues from the Pacific region in a study tour of Singapore at the invitation of the…

SPC 70th Anniversary

SPC Director-General's message Acknowledgement We are excited about this timely opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the shared progress we have made with our members, who own and govern our organization, and with our partners over the years.

First official visit to French Polynesia as Director-General

Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting French Polynesia for the first time which was also my first official visit as Director-General of the Pacific Community (SPC) to the territory. French Polynesia is a valuable member of the Pacific Community and a…

Pacific Community Director-General on first official visit to French Polynesia

The Pacific Community Director-General, Dr Colin Tukuitonga, will visitFrench Polynesia nextweek where he willmeet with government representatives to discussdevelopment priorities for the Pacific Island territory. High on the agenda of his five-day visit…

16 days of activism 2016

DevPolicy Blog: Diabetes remains major health challenge in the Pacific

Participants at the Pacific NCD Summit, co-hosted by the Kingdom of Tonga and SPC, June 2016 My thanks to the Development Policy Centre at the Australian National University, Canberra, for publishing this post from me on one of the major issues for our…
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