Influencing legal frameworks to promote the rights of people with disabilities

As the world continues to highlight the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on marginalised groups, the collaborative effort between Pacific Island governments and civil society organisations in enacting laws for people with disabilities has not gone…

Handover of USAID funded critical care consumables to Fiji Ministry of Health

Today the U.S. Embassy Chargé D’Affaires Tony Greubel formally handed over critical care consumables to Permanent Secretary Dr. James Fong of Fiji’s Ministry of Health and Medical Services to boost the Fiji Government’s campaign against the COVID-19…

Papua New Guinea takes steps to establish Human Rights Commission

The Pacific Community’s (SPC) Human Rights and Social Development Division (HRSD) team visited Papua New Guinea last week to assist in the establishment of a national Human Rights Commission (HRC). The move is a significant one for the Pacific nation as…

Green News: Climate-action scholarships for Pacific Island nations students

The University of Melbourne has launched fully funded climate-action scholarships for students from Pacific Island nations to support their local communities in addressing climate change. The Scholarships will support master’s and Graduate Researchers on…

Advancing our Pacific health services for our Pacific people

I have worked in the Pacific health sector for the past 20 years and continue to witness our region advance and evolve with its health service delivery, resources, and health expertise and progress steadily towards the Healthy Islands Vision. The Pacific…

New Disability Law for Kosrae State to enhance protection of persons with disabilities

New Disability Law for Kosrae State to enhance protection of persons with disabilities   For many nights, sleep eluded Isao Mike from Kosrae State in the Federated States of Micronesia. Racked with great concern for his child living with a disability,…

Protecting food security in the face of COVID-19

In a move to help boost food security as the Pacific recovers from COVID-19, The Pacific Community’s (SPC) Land Resources Division (LRD) has established two rapid response projects: The Pacific Regional Integrated Food and Nutrition Security Initiative…

Climate Change and Disaster Risk Finance: ISACC project strengthens institutions in Tuvalu to access and manage climate finance

This story was developed as part of a media masterclass where journalists were invited to attend and cover the Climate and Disaster Risk Finance Meeting over the course of two days. SPC’s Institutional Strengthening for Pacific Island countries to Adapt…

Federated States of Micronesia builds expertise in climate change and disaster management

National practitioners in the Federated States of Micronesia working on the front line of climate change and disaster management have completed a capacity building training course in Pohnpei, boosting their monitoring and evaluation (M&E) skills and…

Fiji Government's Staff Skills bolstered by project management course

Thirty government officials completed a project management training in Fiji this month to bolster the country’s capacity to effectively manage project delivery.  The training week prepares the participants to begin an intensive 3-4 month course where…
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