SPC: Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna – To stem the non-communicable diseases (NCD) crisis in Wallis and Futuna, community leaders have committed to declare public community areas smoke-free and to cultivate gardens to promote consumption of healthy local foods.
SPC: Honolulu, Hawai’i – The world’s largest conservation congress kicks-off today in Hawai’i and the Pacific Community has joined over 8,000 global leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous groups, business and academia, to garner support for stronger action towards a sustainable future.
Auckland, New Zealand – The Pacific Community’s Director-General, Dr Colin Tukuitonga, has been honoured with a Life Award from the Pasifika Medical Association in recognition of his outstanding contribution and active commitment towards improving Pacific health services and training.
PORT VILA, (RNZI) - Vanuatu's prime minister said the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) must unite to overcome divisions over the question of membership in the group for West Papuans.
AN Asian Development Bank report on Pacific island economies recognizes the Parties to the Nauru Agreement’s vessel day scheme (VDS) as “an outstanding global example of coastal states taking control of a fishery based on highly migratory stocks” that resulted in a more than tripling of revenue to PNA members from 2010 to 2014.
THE first winner of the South Pacific Specialist programme 2016 has been announced by the South Pacific Tourism Organization (SPTO) in Suva, Fiji. Ms. Felicity Alquist of GO Holiday New Zealand is the winner of the newly introduced South Pacific Specialists programme by the South Pacific Tourism Organization (SPTO) as part of its marketing strategies.
More private sector investment is needed to sustain growth and create jobs in Fiji, Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Vice President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Mr Bambang Susantono, told participants attending the Pacific Update Conference 2016.