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Pacific Islands Forum Side Events

 

Side events (on-site) will take place in designated rooms inside the Conference Venue the Faleata Sports Complex.

 

Our Sea of Islands, Our Livelihoods, Our Oceania -The Pacific Ocean Alliance

Monday, 1 Sep 2014   -   1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

 

The Pacific Region and its nations have stewardship responsibilities for a vast area of the earth’s surface, 98% of which consists of oceans and seas.

The ocean weaves together our customs and cultural tradition and affects nearly every aspect of the development agenda in the Pacific region.

It provides commercial, cultural, recreational, economic, scientific, conservation and security benefits, sustains diverse habitats and species of local and global significance, and poses challenges such as sea level rise and disaster risks.

The Pacific Ocean Alliance (the Alliance) will bring together a group of stakeholders that are truly representative of these diverse interests. It will act as a mechanism to strengthen coordination and collaboration for effective implementation of regional and national actions in an integrated manner.

Together, partners will work to enhance the sustainable use, management and governance of the Pacific Ocean, considering all complimentary, competing and parallel interests.

 

Click here to download the Programme for the Pacific Ocean Alliance Side Event 

Click here to download the Charter for the Pacific Ocean Alliance

 

Forum Compact: achieving sustainable development through effective institutions and mutually accountable partnerships in the Pacific

Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014   -   1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

 

The Pacific is home to one third of the 45 Small Island Developing States in the world. Although global goals are important to galvanize development action and resources, they need to be tailored to national and capacity contexts. More concentrated effort is needed on “How” the priorities and targets are implemented and delivered through effective government institutions and policies.

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