Regional Archive November 2011

AOSIS Rejects Delay Until 2020

Demands Urgency for climate agreement: AOSIS Press Release

PICs Urged to Make Use of Aid Effectiveness Forum

Press Release - Busan, Republic of Korea, 28th November 2011

Asia's Role in Climate Change Solutions Key to Global Future - ADB

28 November 2011 - MANILA, PHILIPPINES

SPC and GIZ Announce Assistance to Pacific Coastal Fisheries to Cope with Climate Change

Pacific Islanders have long depended on the marine environment as a vital part of their social and economic development.

PNG: Complaints Process, Ethics Highlighted in Defamation Case

PFF, Rarotonga, COOK ISLANDS -- Another defamation suit filed against a PNG media organisation has raised questions on why public complaints are not being taken up with the national media complaints committee, says regional media freedom Monitoring network, the Pacific Freedom Forum, PFF.

WHO Applauds Australia's New Tobacco Packaging Legislation

MANILA, 23 November 2011 - The World Health Organization congratulates Australia for becoming the first country to pass legislation requiring all tobacco products to be sold in plain packaging.
 SPC Builds Capacity for Sweet Potato Virus Testing

SPC Builds Capacity for Sweet Potato Virus Testing

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has recently trained one of its staff on sweet potato virus diagnostics and elimination methods at the Queensland-based Gatton Research Station in the Australian Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI).
Fight for PNG's Stolen Forests Only Just Begun

Fight for PNG's Stolen Forests Only Just Begun

What would you do if you saw a bulldozer move across your front yard and start smashing your home and garden to bits? Then the bulldozer driver told you that a big company now owned your land and could do what they wanted with it for the next 99 years.

Region Prepares to Implement New Seafaring Requirements

Maritime regulators, trainers and stakeholders from the Pacific region took part in a seminar to familiarise themselves with the requirements of the Manila Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) and Code.
Pacific Food Entrepreneurs Find New Uses for Old Ingredients

Pacific Food Entrepreneurs Find New Uses for Old Ingredients

Ni-Vanuatu food entrepreneur Votausi Mackenzie-Reur has, quite literally, put her money where her mouth is.

Side Events on Pacific Organised During Asia Pacific Forestry Week

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), in collaboration with its partners, organised two side events during the second Asia Pacific Forestry Week (APFW) held in Beijing.

SPC and FAO Support Kids to Forest Initiative of Live and Learn Environmental Education

A pilot initiative to create awareness amongst youth and communities to appreciate the benefits of forests was recently piloted in the Fiji with support from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Fiji National Tuna Data Workshop : Good Data = Good Decisions

Collecting and managing information is the core task for the majority of staff employed in Pacific Island fishery government agencies.

Pacific Nations Commit to Ensuring Food and Water Security in the Face of Climate Change

Pacific Island government leaders and ministers as well as their metropolitan counterparts attending the 7th Conference of the Pacific Community in New Caledonia this week recognised the importance of ensuring that food and water security can be maintained in the face of climate change now and in coming decades.

SPC Helps Pacific Nations Reduce Climate Change Risks to Food and Water

Monday 7 November 2011, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Noumea, New Caledonia
Pacific Nations Discuss Climate Change Impact on Food, Drinking Water

Pacific Nations Discuss Climate Change Impact on Food, Drinking Water

Sunday 6 November 2011, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Noumea, New Caledonia

Helping Each Other through Peer Reviews: NAURU TAKES ACTION

[Yaren, Nauru, 6th November 2011] Nauru is taking steady action towards improving development effectiveness on the small island nation.

Pacific Islanders in the Majority at SPC

More Pacific Islanders now work at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), the region's oldest and largest development agency than in previous years.

Regional Human Rights Training Workshop for Lawyers and Magistrates

The SPC Regional Rights Resource Team (SPC/RRRT) in partnership with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat(PIFS) will this week conduct the 2011 'Regional Human Rights Training Workshop for Lawyers and Magistrates'.

Pacific Prepare for UN Climate Conference

Over 18 country delegates took part in training to prepare for the 17th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework to the Convention on Climate Change at the end of this year.