Cook Island farmers take steps toward food security with livestock trainings

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted the livestock industry globally, disrupting animal production and welfare, access to markets and resources. In the Pacific, livestock has cultural significance for many communities as the main feature of…

Enhancing a Climate Resilient Marine Sector in the Cook Islands

In the island of Aitutaki, Cook Islands, efforts are underway to reverse the major declines in important marine resources caused by a combination of climate-driven and human-derived stressors. Livelihoods in the outer islands are closely tied to the…

The Cook Islands and the Pacific Community express confidence in regional COVID-19 efforts  


Polynesia Regional Office

Our regional office, which will be situated in Polynesia, is the main hub for SPC’s projects and partnerships in the Polynesian countries of American Samoa, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Nauru, Niue, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and…

Cook Islands Constitution Day

Waitangi Day

Happy Waitangi Day!

Pacific Islanders enrolled in postgraduate certificate for radiology

A group of 22 radiologists from 7 Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) are undertaking a Postgraduate Certificate in Radiology Fundamentals, in another step to broaden the region’s medical expertise. The Pacific Community (SPC) with funding…

Stat of the week: School Infrastructure in the Cook Islands and Niue

  100%: All schools in the Cook Islands and Niue have access to adapted infrastructure and materials for students with disabilities. Explore more data:

Fisheries story: Tag recovery

Fisheries Story series This tuna fish, 1 out of the 5 found from the same boat, was caught nearly 700 miles away and 91 days after it was tagged and released by SPC during its 2020 tagging cruise. Shout out to Lyndsay Mundri, an observer at sea working…
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