Stat of the week: In Guam, 0% of household income comes from agriculture and forestry activities (2016)

In Guam, 0% of household income comes from agriculture and forestry activities (2016). Even if 52% of land area is covered by forest. This is the lowest rate reported in the Pacific with American Samoa.  

Stat of the week: In Tuvalu, the unemployment rate was 24% in 2017

In Tuvalu, the unemployment rate was 24% in 2017. Tuvalu's main industries are fishing and tourism, and the country also exports small quantities of copra (dried coconut meat from which oil may be extracted).  

Stat of the week: In Nauru, 0.6% of the population (aged 5+) identified as having seeing disabilities in 2019

The 4th of January will be World Braille Day. In Nauru, 0.6% of the population (aged 5+) identified as having seeing disabilities in 2019. Seeing disability is defined as a decreased ability to see to a degree that causes problems not fixable by usual…

Stat of the week: In the Federated States of Micronesia, 25% of the land area was used for the cultivation of coconuts in 2020

Did you know that in the Federated States of Micronesia, 25% of the land area was used for the cultivation of coconuts in 2020?  

Stat of the week: Females (15+) spent 16% of their time (24 hour day) on unpaid domestic chores and care work in 2015 in Fiji

Females (15+) spent 16% of their time (24-hour day) on unpaid domestic chores and care work in 2015 in Fiji. It was 6% for males. These gender inequalities remain in many countries in the world. The 20th of December will be Human Solidarity Day, we could…

Stat of the week: In 2015, Tonga had the highest right to housing score (Core Standard) among the Pacific: 97%

In 2015, Tonga had the highest right to housing score (Core Standard) among the Pacific: 97%. This right is closely linked to the right to human dignity. 10th of December is the Human Rights Day.  Historically, adequate housing was recognized as part of…

Stat of the week: In Vanuatu, 87% of youth with disabilities are not in education, employment or training in 2019

Photo: A local disability theatre group perform a play about the daily prejudices faced by people living with disability at the Wan Smolbag Theatre and Youth Centre, Port Vila, Vanuatu, February 2013. Credit: Flickr / Graham Crumb for DFAT  

Stat of the week: In Tonga, 19% of women (15-49) have suffered physical violence by their partner at least once in their lifetime (2019)

In Tonga, 19% of women (15-49) have suffered physical violence by their partner at least once in their lifetime (2019). This is one of the lowest reported rates in the Pacific.   25th of November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence…

Stat of the week: In 2019, there was a 51% probability of premature mortality attributed to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes or chronic respiratory disease in Kiribati

In 2019, there was a 51% probability of premature mortality attributed to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes or chronic respiratory disease in Kiribati. Diabetes remains a major health challenge in the Pacific.

Stat of the week: Tokelau has three health facilities for 1,647 people (TNSO, 2019)

Tokelau has three health facilities for 1,647 people (TNSO, 2019). That is approximately 1.8 health facilities per 1000 inhabitants. These facilities are located in the three main areas: Anafu, Fakaofo, and Nukunonu. We count an average of 35 Health…
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