Guardians of the Pacific: Meet Matuavao from Samoa

“We keep our ocean clean as we keep our house clean. [...] Because this is our whole future to worry about. For the next generations.” Anzac Day Aliielua, Matai of Salamumu Village, Samoa Across the region, governments and communities are working…

Training for shipping of infectious substances is key to identifying health security risks

A series of trainings on shipping infectious substances is underway in the Pacific to help public health laboratories strengthen capacity and identify health security risks efficiently.

Keeping us all fed – The Pacific Food System

The term ‘food systems’ refers to interconnected activities involved in the production, processing, distribution, and consumption of food.  They are enormously complex and important. And while food systems are now globally influenced, their impacts are…

Overcoming the Pandemic: Regional Commitment to build a brighter future for Pacific children

The Pacific Community (SPC) will be launching the results of the Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA), on 8 September during the International Literacy Day celebrations, using a more interactive digital reporting version that will be…

Population Dashboard for all Pacific Island Countries and Territories now available on Pacific Data Hub

Photo: Women from Nguna Island, Vanuatu - Credit: UN Women Asia and the Pacific/ Nicky Kuautonga/ Flickr    

Samoa Independence Day

UNESCO Global Geoparks for the Pacific

Credit: Christoph Burgdorfer, Unsplash  What do UNESCO Global Geoparks, the Pacific regions recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and a Pacific Community (SPC) Geologist have in common?  Usually not a lot but when the 2020 Funding with Intent round was…

SPC addresses Pacific pests, diseases and health risks through new virtual training

  The Pacific Community (SPC) this week took another stride toward combating the emergence of pests, diseases, and health risks such as African Swine Fever (ASF) through the organisation of a regional training focused on strengthening and improving…

Strengthening radiology services in the Pacific Region- Meet Raymond Poe Esiason Laulu, a Radiologist based in Samoa

A group of 22 radiologists from 7 Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) in 2021, enrolled and completed the International Certificate in Radiology Fundamentals, in another step to broaden the region’s medical expertise.

“It changed everything for me”, Lorian Finau-Groves from Samoa

Lorian Finau-Groves attended the Pacific Fisheries Leadership Programme (PFLP) which aims to strengthen the leadership capabilities and capacities of emerging female and male leaders in the Pacific fisheries sector.  I was newly appointed as a Principal…
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