SPC Talks: The role of Statistics in Pacific development programmes

In this conversation from the "SPC Talks" series, Alison Carrington, Australia's Consul-General in Noumea, Dr Stuart Minchin, SPC Director-General and Epeli Waqavonovono, Director of the SPC's Statistics for Development Division discuss the role of…

No cases, but Nauru continues to train for potential COVID-19 outbreak

The Pacific region has been spared from the mass outbreaks of COVID-19 that have taken place throughout the world over the last year. But while Pacific nations can be rightly proud of their quick actions to control the disease,  they are not relaxing…

Meet Patricia Naisara, new host for the Pacific Way

Meet the new presenter of The Pacific Way, Patricia Naisara of Fiji, taking over the role from Lenora Qereqeretabua who has been the face of the programme for 25 years. . Naisara is a lawyer by profession with a background experience as a TV Producer and…

Pacific Community sets foundations for post-COVID recovery at 50th Meeting of CRGA

COVID-19 has triggered deep transformations in the way intergovernmental organisations operate, and the Pacific Community (SPC) is no exception. This year the 50th meeting of the Committee of Representatives of Governments and Administrations (CRGA) –…

Australia and SPC continuing partnership

Australia and the Pacific Community (SPC) have renewed their longstanding partnership, reaffirming their commitment to supporting the sustainable development of the Pacific. Australia will provide A$42.5 million in core funding to the SPC over the next 3…

Good data is the key to a sustainable post-COVID Pacific

Good data and statistics make essential contributions to building resilient and strong democratic societies. Decisions based on empirical data rather than anecdote or opinion are the foundation for good policy and planning. A focus on science and…

Pacific-style Advocacy

  By Martin Child and Josephine Kalsuak

Dr. Andrew Jones: Why Maritime Zones matter for the future of our Blue Pacific

by Andrew Jones Pacific people are leaders on the global stage, connected by our vast Blue Pacific in a way that land-based continents can never be.   The coconut that falls in the ocean in Fiji will wash up on the shores of French Polynesia. The tuna…

Nurses trained for surge in critical care

The need to have more specialized nurses was discussed at the inaugural Pacific Heads of Nursing meeting earlier this year. This meeting was timely given that 2020 is the year of the nurses and midwives and allowed Pacific heads of nursing to connect…

Regional Conference on Securing the Limits of the Blue Pacific (Virtual)

Regional Conference on Securing the Limits of the Blue Pacific: Legal Options and Institutional Responses to the Impact of Sea-level Rise on Baselines in the Context of International Law. (A virtual conference)
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