SPC corporate plan focuses on priorities of Small Island States | Pacific Beat

SPC corporate plan focuses on priorities of Small Island States

SPC corporate plan focuses on priorities of Small Island States

Updated 13 November 2012, 10:12 AEST

Repesentatives from 22 Pacific nations and territories are meeting Australia, New Zealand, France and the United States in Noumea this week for the annual meeting of the Pacific Community.

The SPC is the region's oldest and broadest inter-governmental organisation and its pe ak technical agency.

The meeting will tackle some big issues - a plan to hive off 5 programs and give them to other organisation and a new 5 year straegy.Kiribati is taking on the Vice-Chair's role at the Pacific Community meeting.

That will be particularly significant for all the small island nations and territories because they rely much more heavily on the SPC for advice than do the bigger nations.

Presenter:Geraldine Coutts

Speaker:Reteta Rimon, Kiribati Ambassador in Fiji, vice chair, SPC annual meeting.

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