Regional Archive July 2012

SIS Officials Discuss Climate Change and the Pacific Plan

Senior officials from the Smaller Island States (SIS) within the Pacific Islands Forum will discuss a regional technical support mechanism for SIS to access and manage the expected increased flows of climate change resources

Regional Integration Should be Intensified - SG Slade

PRESS RELEASE - 27th July 2012 - Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Tuiloma Neroni Slade, has called on the Pacific region to intensify and accelerate its efforts towards regional integration.

FEMM to Lead Implementation of Waiheke Declaration

PRESS RELEASE - 26 July 2012 - Pacific Islands Forum Economic Ministers confirmed their leadership and oversight of the implementation of the Waiheke Declaration on Sustainable Economic Development endorsed by Forum Leaders in Auckland last year.

Good News Greets WHO Malaria Head on Visit to Papua New Guinea

PAPUA NEW GUINEA, 23 JULY 2012 - Dr Robert Newman, WHO's Director of the Global Malaria Programme, took in his first WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific country malaria programme when he made a six-day visit to Papua New Guinea earlier this month.

Pacific Skies - Communicating Pacific Aviation News

With the launch of the Pacific Skies aviation magazine this year, the aviation sector in the Pacific has a new voice for communicating its news all around the globe.

SPC and MSG Forge Partnership

Tuesday 17 July 2012, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) headquarters, Noumea, New Caledonia

Concerns Over Media Ban in PNG Election Results

PFF, Rarotonga-- As the result counts from Papua New Guinea's general elections continue to flow in, the country's national media workers association has joined the Pacific Freedom Forum in its concern over returning officers interfering with media work at two provincial centres.
11th Festival of Pacific Arts Ends on High Note

11th Festival of Pacific Arts Ends on High Note

Friday 13 July 2012, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Honiara, Solomon Islands - After two weeks of festivity, the cultural extravaganza that is the 11th Festival of Pacific Arts comes to a close in Honiara this afternoon.

A Pacific Flavour at Wetlands Convention in Romania

10 July 2012, Bucharest, Romania - Oceania has a raised profile at the 11th Conference of the Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.
Te Pou Huke and Pau Hereveri from Rapa Nui (Easter Island) carve a totem pole.

Art in Progress at Festival of Pacific Arts

Centuries of knowledge and skill are expressed in the work of the artists.

Cultural Rights are Human Rights Says UN Expert

Delegates at the first cultural rights symposium for the Pacific were told yesterday that their cultural rights are enshrined in a number of international human rights conventions. Despite this, these rights continue to go unrecognised.

Youth Speak! on Heritage at Pacific Arts Festival

Youth delegates from around the Pacific discussed heritage at a regional workshop held last week during the 11th Festival of Pacific Arts in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Pacific Ministers Back Regional Cultural Strategy

Pacific ministers of culture on Wednesday endorsed a regional strategy to further enhance the development of the Pacific's cultural sector.

El Nino Likely by End of this Year - Big Cyclone Season Coming?

El Niño conditions can be expected across the Pacific region by the end of this year, according to the latest Island Climate Update issued today by the Pacific Island Meteorological Services, SPREP and NIWA.
'Culture - Critically Important in Sustainable Development'

'Culture - Critically Important in Sustainable Development'

Thousands braved the sweltering heat for the very colourful and culturally charged opening of the 11th Festival of Pacific Arts in Honiara, Solomon Islands yesterday.

Understanding Gender Roles to Reduce Climate Change Vulnerability

A training workshop on gender and climate change was conducted in Suva, Fiji, from 20 to 22 June 2012.
SPC Hosts Regional Consultation on Plant Protection and Quarantine

SPC Hosts Regional Consultation on Plant Protection and Quarantine

Heads of plant protection and quarantine from across the Pacific are this week meeting in Nadi to discuss plant protection issues relating to quarantine and trade.