The ‘hidden’ health danger of climate change

A Public Lecture by the Director-General of the Pacific Community by DR COLIN TUKUITONGA

New agreement puts spotlight on managing deadly mosquito born viral disease epidemics in the Pacific

Disease epidemics from viruses spread by mosquitoes are happening more often across the Pacific region with 96 outbreaks (69 dengue outbreaks, 12 Zika virus and 15 Chikungunya) reported between January 2012 and May 2021.  In response to this challenge, a…

Pacific Islanders weave traditional knowledge to modern science during a virtual journey on Pacific currents

The Pacific Community Centre for Ocean Science (PCCOS) recently convened a virtual event titled Vaka Moana – Weaving Traditional and Modern Science to Understand Current and Future Ocean Conditions. Participants were invited to sail across the region,…

Remarks by Dr Andrew Jones, Director Geoscience, Energy and Maritime (GEM) Division SPC at the opening of the 20th Maritime Boundaries Working Session: securing our Blue Pacific region for future generations 

Ni sa bula Vinaka and good morning colleagues and friends.  Our last time together as a community of practice was in November 2019 at the 19th Maritime Boundaries Working Session. For a team like this one, who has met as colleagues and friends year …

Identifying groundwater sources on Fiji’s Kia Island

Although it is composed of 98 per cent ocean, the Pacific is one of the world’s regions where availability of freshwater supplies is the most challenging. On Kia Island in Fiji, where access to water is even more uncertain after one of the strongest…

USAID and Pacific Community (SPC) Launch PROJECT Governance

To strengthen local communities efforts to foster consensus and inclusion, inspire ownership and draw on local understanding of governance in the Pacific, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Pacific Community (SPC)…

20th Maritime Boundaries Working Session and High-Level Dialogue

September 29th-30th - Maritime Boundaries Virtual Working Session Launch November 16th-17th - Maritime Boundaries High-level Dialogue​

20th Maritime Boundaries Working Session and High-Level Dialogue

September 29th-30th - Maritime Boundaries Virtual Working Session Launch November 16th-17th - Maritime Boundaries High-level Dialogue​ ​

Women in Fiji farm the future with oysters

How do you strengthen a country’s food systems while supporting its post-COVID-19 economic recovery and mitigating the impacts of climate change? The women of Muanaira in Fiji have a simple answer: farm oysters! This story is part of a series dedicated…

Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Gets Global Boost at Organic World Gathering

Julie Uka in her organic garden in the Cook Islands. New ground in the international organic movement was broken at the 2021 IFOAM Organic International General Assembly on September 14 with the official passing of a motion to add Gender Equality and…
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