Regional Archive November 2012

SPC Staff Support Efforts to Eliminate Violence Against Women

To mark the International Day of Violence Against Women, staff of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community express their ideas on the subject.

Exploring New Developments in GIS Mapping

Delegates from around the world are meeting in Fiji to attend a GIS conference that will explore developments in this new science that is 'already influencing the way we live our lives,' according to Wolf Forstreuter of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).

Efforts to Regulate Shipping in the Central Pacific Region Take Shape

After two years of intense consultations, the Central Pacific Shipping Commission (CPSC) has set a target for mid-2013 to begin full operation.

The Internet is for Everyone PacINET 2012 Conference

Under the banner Access for All, the Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society (PICISOC) is organising PacINET 2012, the annual regional ICT and internet governance conference, which is under way at the Japan Pacific ICT Centre at the University of the South Pacific (USP).

Gender Equality - Making Progress Through Mainstreaming and Statistics

Officials from 15 Pacific Island countries discussed opportunities for strengthening national capacities in gender mainstreaming at a regional meeting organised by SPC with support from the United Nations Population Fund and UN Women in Nadi in November.

Conservation is Key to Maximising Benefits from Oceanic Resources

The western and central Pacific tuna fishery is the world's biggest tuna fishery, worth USD 5.5 billion in 2011.
SPC Assists Post-Drought Tuvalu with Food Security

SPC Assists Post-Drought Tuvalu with Food Security

A senior government official from Tuvalu has called for the Secretariat of the Pacific Community's continued assistance with enhancing food security in the low-lying atoll nation, one of the worst affected by the impacts of climate change in the region.

SPC Assists Countries with Maritime Boundary Treaties and Deep Sea Mining

The High Commissioner for Kiribati in Fiji, Ms Retata Nikuata-Rimon, yesterday thanked the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) for assisting her atoll nation with its maritime boundaries, hydrographic nautical charts and deep-sea mining.

SPC Introduces New Approaches to Climate Change

Regional government delegates meeting in Noumea this week at the headquarters of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community will discuss the new approaches to climate change adaptation that the organisation is using to assist Pacific Island countries and territories tackle the 21st century challenge.

One Talk 4 All Unites Pacific Youth and Broadcasters

Young people and broadcasters from Fiji, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and the Republic of the Marshall Islands came together last week for a powerful collaboration.

Opening of 2nd Annual Meeting of the Applied Geoscience and Technology Division of the SPC

The Pacific region is known to be one of the areas of the planet that is most exposed to disaster hazards and now must also cope with more frequent and more intense climate change events.

Pacific Island Ship-Owners Unite to Address Domestic Shipping Issues

Friday, 1 November 2012, will go down in history as the day Pacific regional ship-owners united to form the Pacific Islands Ship-owners' Association (PISA) in order to jointly address longstanding domestic shipping issues that have to some extent hampered the socio-economic development of our region.

Cleaner Diesel Fuel will be Better for PICTs

Friday 2 November 2012, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji. The Economic Development Division (EDD) of SPC has this week sent out a petroleum advisory to its members, advising that it would be beneficial economically and environmentally to consider a transition to cleaner diesel fuel.

New Milestone Achieved for Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change Project

1 November, 2012 - Seven Pacific island countries have completed a Cost Benefit Analysis under the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change Project, the outcomes of which are being shared at a meeting in Apia this week.