Have Your Say on Regional Priorities

As part of the new Framework for Pacific Regionalism, the Pacific region is invited to contribute regional initiatives that convey to Leaders the issues that should be focused on at the regional level.

This public process is a first, designed to ensure greater inclusivity in the regional priority setting process.

“There is no restriction on the issues that may be put forward through this process. They may focus on health, education, security, gender issues, resource management, climate change, fisheries, infrastructure, connectivity, trade and economic integration, political dialogue, or international diplomacy – as well as many other issues,” says Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General at the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat.

“It is important to note, however, that the initiatives submitted through this process must have a regional focus.”

All submitted regional initiatives will be assessed by the Specialist Sub-Committee on Regionalism, a grouping of eight prominent and regionally-focused individuals from around the Pacific.

This committee will select a small number of initiatives, which will then be put to the Pacific Island Forum Leaders to consider at their annual meeting in Port Moresby, in early September this year.

Guidelines on this process and a template for submitting initiatives are available here.

The current deadline for submitting regional initiatives is 5pm Fiji time, Friday 12 June.


Background Information:

Mandated by Pacific Island Leaders at their annual Forum in July 2014, the Framework for Pacific Regionalism (FPR) articulates the vision, values and objectives of an invigorated Pacific–wide regionalism. The FPR positions Pacific Islands Leaders to make game-changing decisions about the agenda and priorities for the Pacific region.


For more information, please contact:

Joel Nilon
Framework for Pacific Regionalism Adviser
T: +679 331 2600

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