Regional Archive August 2012

Media has Important Role in Trade

Rarotonga, Cook Islands, 27/08/12 - The media in the Pacific island countries has an important role to play in the development of trade in the region.

Pacific Plan Review to Reflect on Successes and Challenges

Rarotonga, Cook Islands, 24/08/12 - The review of the Pacific Plan scheduled for next year is an opportunity to reflect on the Plan's successes, challenges and future directions.

Tongan PM Welcomes Peer Review Team

PRESS STATEMENT - 21 August 2012, Nuku'alofa, Tonga - Tonga is pursuing an holistic approach to planning, budgeting and development coordination.

The Pacific Trade and Development Nexus

Pacific ACP Trade Ministers gather in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, over the next two days to discuss a range of regional trade related issues. Their deliberations will form the basis for onward advice to Pacific ACP Leaders at their annual meeting in the Cook Islands later this month.

Forum Compact Peer Review Underway in Tonga

[Nuku'alofa, Tonga, 16th August 2012] A team of Pacific experts in planning, budgeting, development and aid management are currently in Tonga to carry out a Peer Review of Development Coordination.

Caribbean and Pacific Partnership Strengthens Over Biodiversity Meeting

11 August 2012, Rotorua, New Zealand - Empowering Pacific islanders to meet their commitments under the different international environment agreements has been the focus of a special four year project coordinated by SPREP.

Early Childhood Care - Growing Education Sub-Sector in the Pacific

There has been a rapid growth and national support towards the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) subsector in the Pacific region.

Pacific Investment Opportunities Promoted to the World

The Pacific continues to provide an ocean of opportunities for international investors.

Fiji Holds Workshop on its Land Use Capability Classification

What will happen in the next ten years if Fiji's approach to sustainable land management continues to be overlooked?

SPC Collaborates in a Project to Convert Senile Coconut into Veneer and Plywood

A new four-year research project aims to develop the technologies, processes and expertise to produce high quality veneer and veneer products from senile coconut trees.

Time to Review the Pacific Plan

PRESS STATEMENT - 31st July 2012 - A review of the Pacific Plan is expected to begin later this year.