Regional Archive September 2021

Acting CDA, Miriam Elise Tokumasu de Silva and SPC's Director General Dr. Paula Vivili at the Launch of USAID's PROJECT Governance.

USAID and Pacific Community (SPC) Launch PROJECT Governance

On September 28, The United States of America, through United States Agency for International Development (USAID), partnered with the Pacific Community (SPC) to launch a new activity called “Promoting Just, Engaged, Civic-minded and Transparent (PROJECT) Governance.”
The Solomon Islands, often seen as a global center for marine diversity, is also supporting this call.

Countries Call for Protecting at Least 30% of the Global Ocean by 2030

More than 100 countries have publicly committed to the protection of at least 30% of the Global Ocean by 2030, often referred to as “30 by 30”.
"As a collective of young Pacific people, we will call for greater ambition on climate action. The two-day gathering is designed to empower Pacific youth and leverage the expertise and knowledge we all share to amplify the story of our region."

‘Youth4Pacific: Pre-COP Gathering’

In just over a week, young Pacific people worldwide will convene at the ‘Youth4Pacific: Pre-COP Gathering’–the largest mobilisation of Pacific Youth in the lead-up to this year’s COP26 climate negotiations in Glasgow.
Children on the Takuu group of atolls, also known as the Mortlock Islands.

Academic Says Hawaiian Language Originated from Outer Islands of PNG

New research on the origins of the Hawaiian language is stirring debate over the long-held theory in Polynesian migration that the islands were settled from Samoa.
Kadavu, with an area of 411 square kilometres, is the fourth largest island in Fiji, and the largest island in the Kadavu Group, a volcanic archipelago consisting of Kadavu, Ono, Galoa and a number of smaller islands in the Great Astrolabe Reef.

Impact of COVID-19 on Kadavu Minimal Because of Healthy Lifestyle

The dynamics of the clinical COVID-19 response in Kadavu is one every Fijian can learn from as the Ministry of Health and Medical Services continues to fight the pandemic in the country.