Regional Archive June 2013

Addressing the Epidemic of Violence Against Women

Addressing the Epidemic of Violence Against Women

MANILA, 21 June 2013 - Nearly a quarter of women (24.6%) in the low- and middle-income countries of the World Health Organization Western Pacific Region have been victims of violence by an intimate partner.
Dr Rodgers, Director General SPC, Mr Mike Batty, Director of FAME, Dr Christine Heimburger, Director for East Asia and the Pacific, with Senior Offficials from KfW and GIZ.

SPC Director-General Meets Representatives of German Development Agencies

Dr Jimmie Rodgers, Director-General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), who was in Europe to meet key German development partners, held meetings in Frankfurt with high level representatives of key German agencies to discuss development priorities and an enhanced partnership with SPC.
SPC Works to Strengthen Pacific Aquaculture Farmer Groups

SPC Works to Strengthen Pacific Aquaculture Farmer Groups

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community is working through the European Union-funded Increasing Agricultural Commodity Trade (IACT) Project to support aquaculture farmer networks in the region. The latest one is the Sirinumu cluster in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Nauru Elections Need Free Media - PFF

Government should allow Nauru Broadcasting Service to fully report politics leading up to this Saturday's general elections, says the Pacific Freedom Forum.
Energy Smart Calculator Will Help Consumers Make Better Choices

Energy Smart Calculator Will Help Consumers Make Better Choices

Pacific Island countries (PICs) should now be able to better gauge the energy efficiency of refrigerators and freezers with new energy smart calculators that were developed by SPC’s Pacific Appliance Labelling and Standards (PALS) programme.