Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Type: Organization
Name: Secretariat of the Pacific Community
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Researchers find Pacific tuna boats are targetting sharks

It was previously thought that the two pelagic shark species were victims of unintended bycatch.But research by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community has found that these sharks are being specifically targeted by longline tuna boats, using special ... [Published ABC Radio Australia - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Culture link must not be forgotten

:00Staff Writer“Key global issues like sustainable development, climate change and economic growth will need a stable cultural link to inspire ownership and participation of our communities” – Minister of Education, Sports and Culture, Magele Mauiliu ... [Published Samoa Observer Online - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Stocks down

A RECENT assessment report from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) indicates that the status of regional tuna stocks may well be taking a dive.The region's key tuna species are yellowfin, bigeye, skipjack and albacore in Fiji — and while skipjack ... [Published Fiji Times - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Assessing LPG and LNG as alternative energy sources for the Pacific

SUVA, Fiji (Secretariat of the Pacific Community) — There is a growing global trend toward using cleaner and cheaper fuel. The Pacific region has always faced difficulties with this type of change, due to its huge dependence on imported expensive fossil ... [Published Marianas Variety - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Poor state of petroleum industry in Tuvalu a threat to the environment

More than a fifth of Tuvalu's gross domestic product is accounted for by some four-point-five million litres of fuel bought from overseas suppliers every year.Now working with SPC, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, the government has completed ... [Published ABC Radio Australia - Sep 11 2014]
Entities: Tuvalu, Threat, Environment
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Universal sanitation in Pacific island nations may be difficult to ach

When it comes to supplying safe drinking water and providing basic sanitation to their people, the Pacific islands are going backwards.Delegates at the Small Island Developing States conference in Samoa have been hearing that although all countries have ... [Published ABC Radio Australia - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 5 reports

[Samoa] Pacific partnerships work to progress safe drinking water and sanitation

**APIA, Samoa** ----Small island developing states of the Pacific face a set of difficult and complex challenges in securing safe drinking water and sanitation facilities for their citizens – challenges not easily addressed by single communities, organisations ... [Published Islands Business - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

World: SIDS Conference: Building resilience – Strategy for Climate and Disaster Resilient Development in the Pacific

Source: Secretariat of the Pacific CommunityCountry: World Thursday 4 September 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji – The Pacific will be the first region in the world to fully integrate climate change and disaster risk management ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 2 reports

Obesity and NCDs high priority at SIDS

Updated 3 minutes agoThe Secretariat of the Pacific Community says the region has more obese children than ever before, which poses huge health and development challenges.This afternoon's session at the Small Islands Developing States conference focussed ... [Published Radio New Zealand - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 2 reports

Building capacity to manage emergency operations in Palau

By Online Editor11:00 pm GMT+12, 27/08/2014, PalauParticipants from Palau Government departments, Palau Red Cross and the media attended training last week on establishing and managing Emergency Operations Centers.In 2012, Typhoon Bopha impacted Palau ... [Published Pacific Islands News Association - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 2 reports

SPC launches a new web-based map of epidemic alerts in the Pacific

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has just launched a new web-based interactive map showing current epidemic and emerging disease alerts in the Pacific region.Deputy Director of SPC’s Public Health Division Dr Yvan Souarès said this new website ... [Published Spasifik Magazine - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Training to meet renewable energy targets for the Pacific

Pacific leaders reaffirmed their commitment last year to a sustainable future through the adoption of national renewable energy and energy efficiency targets as outlined in the Majuro Declaration on Climate Leadership.But achieving those targets will ... [Published ABC Radio Australia - Aug 19 2014]

Quotes

"Bigeye, the mainstay of the tropical longline fishery, has now been reduced to less than 20 per cent of its unfished stock size" part of the assessment reads — an assessment which was presented at last month's Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meet in the...
Of these, Dr Tukuitonga emphasized the challenge of NCDs for the Pacific region: "We have more obese children than ever before. Overweight and obese children are likely to stay obese into adulthood and are more likely to develop NCDs like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases at a younger age."
...cultural heritage; and by the PacificPacific Islands Forum Secretariat, in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community and SPREP on "Our Sea of Islands, Our Livelihoods, Our Oceania - The Pacific Ocean Alliance." [ SPC Press Release on Coastal Fisheries Event ] [ UNESCO Press Release on CEB Event ] [ UNESCO Press Release on IOC Event ] [Publication: The Sustainable...
"During the conference, we have highlighted and identified SIDS relevant deliverables, networks and products that should contribute to SIDS pursuing their pathways to Green Economy and sustainable development. UNEP intends to establish firmer and stronger partnerships with SIDS, other UN member States and regional and international organizations to address these important sustainable development issues that should serve as the model case for global sustainable development" he added

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Researchers find Pacific tuna boats are targett... [Published ABC Radio Australia - Sep 16 2014]
Startling shark discovery [Published Samoa Observer Online - Sep 14 2014]
Culture link must not be forgotten [Published Samoa Observer Online - Sep 13 2014]
Stocks down [Published Fiji Times - Sep 12 2014]
Assessing LPG and LNG as alternative energy sou... [Published Marianas Variety - Sep 12 2014]
Your views - Assessing LPG and LNG as alternati... [Published Pacific Islands News Association - Sep 11 2014]
Poor state of petroleum industry in Tuvalu a th... [Published ABC Radio Australia - Sep 11 2014]
Pacific organic growers: Strengthening traditi... [Published Saipan Tribune - Sep 10 2014]
SPC supports Tuvalu to complete its petroleum i... [Published Pacific Islands News Association - Sep 10 2014]
Universal sanitation in Pacific island nations ... [Published ABC Radio Australia - Sep 09 2014]
NCD prevention should focus on young people [Published SamoaNews.com - Sep 08 2014]
Your views - Partnership ‘a natural response’ s... [Published Pacific Islands News Association - Sep 08 2014]
New Fish Species Discovered in the Waters of Ne... [Published Scoop - Sep 08 2014]
Biodiversity, Forests and Oceans Showcased at S... [Published Biodiversity Policy & Practice - Sep 05 2014]
SIDS Conference Generates Partnerships to Conse... [Published Biodiversity Policy & Practice - Sep 05 2014]
SIDS summit pedals new partnerships with bicycl... [Published SciDev.Net - Sep 05 2014]
World: Reaffirming commitment to small island d... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 05 2014]
[Samoa] Pacific partnerships work to progress s... [Published Islands Business - Sep 05 2014]
New sustainable energy partnerships [Published Matangi Tonga - Sep 05 2014]
World: SIDS Conference: Pacific partnerships Wo... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 05 2014]
Samoa: SIDS Conference: Pacific partnerships Wo... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 05 2014]
Pacific organic growers - strengthening traditi... [Published Islands Business - Sep 05 2014]
Culture as an Enabler and Driver for Sustainabl... [Published UNESCO - Sep 05 2014]
Samoa creates UN history with US$1.9 billion pl... [Published Pacific Islands News Association - Sep 05 2014]
SPC announced new sustainable energy partnerships [Published Pacific Islands News Association - Sep 04 2014]
Pacific partnerships work to progress safe drin... [Published Pacific Islands News Association - Sep 04 2014]
Making science matter - Media seen as vital par... [Published Solomon Star - Sep 04 2014]
World: UN Conference in Samoa Generates More th... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 04 2014]
World: SIDS link climate change and disaster risk [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 04 2014]
UNsupports sustainable energy in Pacific throug... [Published Business Ghana - Sep 04 2014]
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World: Reaffirming commitment to small island d... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 05 2014]
Source: UN General AssemblyCountry: World DEV/3112 Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States 7th & 8th Plenary Meetings (AM & PM) ‘ Samoa Pathway’ Document Calls for Building Resilience, Increased Partnerships Renewing commitment ...
World: SIDS Conference: Pacific partnerships Wo... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 05 2014]
Source: Secretariat of the Pacific CommunityCountry: World 4 September 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Apia, Samoa - Small island developing states of the Pacific face a set of difficult and complex challenges in securing safe drinking ...
Samoa: SIDS Conference: Pacific partnerships Wo... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 05 2014]
Source: Secretariat of the Pacific CommunityCountry: Nauru, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu 4 September 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Apia, Samoa - Small island developing states of the Pacific face a set of difficult and complex challenges ...
World: UN Conference in Samoa Generates More th... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 04 2014]
Source: UN Population FundCountry: Samoa, World The Conference reaffirmed the need to consider the special circumstances faced by small island developing states in achieving sustainable development. Apia, 4 September - Nearly 300 partnerships between ...
World: SIDS link climate change and disaster risk [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 04 2014]
Source: UN International Strategy for Disaster ReductionCountry: World By Brigitte Leoni APIA, 4 September 2014 - Disaster risk reduction is at the center of a raft of commitments and actions in the outcome document officially adopted today at the conclusion ...
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