Friday, December 14, 2018

Pacific’s largest women’s conference to take place in Suva, Fiji

The conference will bring together senior government officials and civil society representatives from across 22 Pacific Island countries and territories to discuss progress made on commitments to increasing gender equality, identify measures to accelerate progress and implementation efforts in the region.

Coral Reef Futures for the Pacific

New actions and tools to support reef resilience were launched Friday in a special event as part of the annual meeting of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP).

Pacific Island States press for action to mitigate impacts of climate change

THE President of Kiribati has reminded world leaders of their responsibility to ensure that human lives, dignity and values prevail over ‘dollar value’.

Strengthening Pacific diabetes associations to speak up for people

The meeting was attended by representatives from 12 Pacific Island countries and territories, who met to strengthen efforts to tackle diabetes across the Pacific region.

Healthy oceans, safe climate imperative for small islands to survive, Pacific island leaders tell...

As the incoming president of the 23rd session of the States parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23), Bainimarama is deeply conscious of the need to lead a global response to the underlying causes of these events.

Mobilising Pacific Leadership to Empower Women and Youth

She said that there are well crafted frameworks, policies, and plans in place but oftentimes, political will, limited financing and capacity to deliver on them meant that their implementation was challenging.

Sea turtle numbers recovering in ‘global conservation success story’, scientists find

An analysis of 299 nesting sites of all seven sea-turtle species found turtle-nest numbers had significantly increased at 95 sites, versus 35 that showed a significant decrease.

South Pacific Exercise Focuses on Interoperability in Disaster Response

The recent and ongoing hurricane-related disasters in the United States and the Caribbean Sea underscore the value of response training, and New Caledonia, positioned in between Fiji and Australia, is susceptible to similar circumstances.

Pacific coffee and chocolate on show in Auckland this week

The featured companies are part of PTI NZ’s Pacific Path to Market program, which is designed to help exporters from the Pacific Islands gain a better understanding of the New Zealand market.

‘Window of opportunity’ closing on non-communicable diseases, warns UN

The findings also reveal that the world is not on track to meet one of the key health targets of the Sustainable Development Goals.