Regional Archive June 2011

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Urges Pacific Health Ministers to Tackle Health Challenges

Wednesday 29 June 2011, World Health Organisation/Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Honiara, Solomon Islands - The Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, Honourable Danny Philip has urged Ministers of Health of Pacific Island countries to continue their work and efforts to address health challenges in the region.
Image of a Golden Plover in Samoa, a migratory bird that travels annually to the Pacific region from Alaska to feed and develop their summer plumage before migrating back home.

New Agreement Gives Hope for Pacific Birdlife

The BirdLife International Pacific Partnership and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) have signed a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will strengthen the two organisations' efforts to work on joint conservation objectives across the region.

SPC and Pacific Cooperation Foundation Sign MOU for Regional Branding Initiative

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for a True Pacific quality mark to increase the reach of Pacific exports into New Zealand.

PFF Welcomes Ethics Focus in Vanuatu Media Monitoring Training

PFF, Rarotonga, COOK ISLANDS- A just-completed ethics and media monitoring workshop in Vanuatu is welcome news for regional media freedom monitoring network the Pacific Freedom Forum, PFF.

New Report Highlights Potential to Save Lives through Advanced Cookstoves

New Report Highlights Potential to Save Lives, Protect the Environment, and Address Climate Change through Advanced Cookstoves

Samoa First to Access PEC Fund

JOINT PRESS STATEMENT [Apia, Samoa, Friday 17th June 2011] Samoa is the first country to access US$4million under the Pacific Environment Community (PEC) Fund.

Improving Search and Rescue in the Pacific Region

Tuesday 14 June 2011, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Suva, Fiji - Last week Australia hosted a search and rescue workshop in Cairns, a regional cooperation initiative that is designed to improve search and rescue capability in the Pacific region.

CROP Agencies Receive Assistance

PRESS RELEASE - 9 June 2011 - The Representative of the Trade Mission of Taiwan, Mr Victor Chin, today handed over a total of USD500,000 for the implementation of regional projects under the Regional Development Assistance for 2010/2011.

Niue Peer Review Completes Consultations

RESS RELEASE - 8th June 2011 - The Niue Peer Review Team has completed its consultations in the country with a presentation of preliminary recommendations to the government with the final report expected in six weeks.

Regional Efforts Strengthened to Address Aviation Security Threats

Monday, 06 June 2011 - Threats to civil aviation are constantly evolving and the Pacific region is not immune to them because of their transnational nature.

Peer Review Reflects on Niue - New Zealand Relations

PRESS RELEASE - Alofi, Niue, 3rd June 2011 - The peer review held in Niue this week under the Forum Compact on Strengthening Development Coordination will help New Zealand and Niue reflect on the two countries' bilateral relations.

'Urban Youth in the Pacific' Launched: More Work and Less Talk for Pacific Youth Needed

JOINT PRESS RELEASE - [Suva, Fiji - 2nd June 2011] Youth are not just the future, but are very much a part of the present, and because of this Pacific leaders should pay greater attention to the concerns of young people.

Niue Wants Peer Review to be Open and Frank

PRESS RELEASE - [Alofi, Niue, 2nd June 2011] The Government of Niue wants the Peer Review being undertaken this week in the country under the Forum Compact for Strengthening Development Coordination to be open, frank and aimed at finding solutions.