We will flourish like no other: Flora spearheading women-led disaster response in Vanuatu

A community in Vanuatu participating in an evacuation drill conducted by Action Aid Vanuatu - Credit: Action Aid Vanuatu While the climate crisis is putting Pacific communities at increasing risk, women across the region are leading inclusive…

Green News: Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

Photo: Shutterstock - Children play in Lavena village on Teveuni island, Fiji.  More than 30 million people were displaced because of disasters in 2020 alone, and this number is likely to rise with the mounting severity and number of climate-…

7th Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2022

A Multi-stakeholder forum recognized by the UN General Assembly The UN General Assembly recognizes the Global Platform as the global multi-stakeholder forum to review progress on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. At…

A boost for PNG emergency management with APTC training

The Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) in Papua New Guinea recently delivered the second cohort of the International Skills Training, an internationally accredited program to improve training and assessment of adult learners in TVET. …

Pacific countries consulted to help strengthen regional approaches to disaster management

Recent consultations on how to progress strengthened approaches to disaster management across the Pacific region were recently held in Suva, Fiji.

International Day for Disaster Reduction

Message from the SPC Director General on Disaster Risk Reduction #Throwback.

World first in resilience for the Pacific Islands

In a world-first, the Pacific has launched a regional industry association for practitioners involved in climate change, disasters and other fields related to building resilience.

While tropical cyclone Pam causes damage, Pacific Islands work together to build resilience

With Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam dominating world headlines, there has been strong interest in the Pacific Islands at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, in Sendai Japan.

Cyclone Pam: SPC on standby to assist Pacific Islands

With the extent of the impacts of tropical cyclone Pam on Pacific Island nations not yet known – and indeed still unfolding – the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) is on standby to provide technical assistance to the affected countries. Stark…
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