29/03/2018

Civil Society Diplomacy Strengthened at Regional Meeting

Suva, Fiji (March 29, 2018) - Increasing population movements, economic progress, human security and governance have been identified by participants at the annual regional Civil Society Organisations’ (CSO) Forum last week as thematic priority policy areas for consideration by the Pacific leadership. These priority policy areas were agreed to by representatives from across the Pacific following national consultations prior to their participation at the regional CSO Forum held at the Forum Secretariat in Suva last week. They will be presented to the Forum Economic Ministers meeting in Palau in April, and the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders meeting in Nauru in September, by representatives selected by CSOs during the Forum. Specific issues under these thematic priority areas include youth entrepreneurship and women’s financial inclusion, migration and finance in relation to the impacts of climate change Pacific communities are grappling with, and the importance of regional policy recognition for issues including effective border control and support for indigenous people’s rights.
19/03/2018

Samoa makes its contribution to regional policy consultations

Apia, Samoa (March 19)– Policy consultations to inform the development of regional initiatives called for by Pacific Islands Forum Leaders are taking place this week in […]
08/03/2018

New Pacific Partnership addresses gender equality and violence against women

Suva, Fiji  (March 08, 2018) – This International Women’s Day, a new EUR18.2 million regional programme to improve gender equality and address violence against women and girls […]
08/08/2017

Secretary General Meg Taylor’s Opening Remarks at 2017 Forum Officials Committee Pre-forum Session

Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat 8 – 9 August 2017   Excellencies and Members delegates of the Forum Officials Committee CROP Agency Heads and Representatives and Observers […]
29/06/2017

Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor’s remarks to dedicate the RAMSI Peace Monument

Central Police Station 29 June 2017   Your Excellency, Sir Frank Kabui, Governor General of Solomon Islands The Honourable, Sir Albert Palmer, Chief Justice of Solomon […]
31/05/2017

Director Policy-Economic Governance Shiu Raj’s remarks to the 7th Non-State Actors Dialogue on PACER Plus

Warwick Le Lagon Hotel Port Vila, Vanuatu 31 May 2017   Honorable Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and External Trade, Hon. Ham Lini Co-Chairs […]
27/10/2015

Secretary General Dame Meg Taylors remarks at the Private Sector Dialogue Workshop Recognising the Importance of the Private Sector in Developing the Pacific Region

Edgewater Resort & Spa Rarotonga, Cook Islands 27 October 2015   Mr Stephen Lyon, President, Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce Ms Catherine Etuata Papani, Executive of the Pacific […]
04/09/2015

Papua New Guinea’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration Hon. Rimbink Pato’s Keynote Address to the Media at the PINA/PIFS Forum Regional Media Workshop

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 4 September 2015   Good Morning friends, Monin tru ol wantok, Dabai Namona tura, I greet you in the 3 official languages of Papua New Guinea (English, Tokpisin, […]
11/05/2015

Regional Framework invites public engagement in Regional Priority Setting Processes

In 2014, Pacific Islands Forum Leaders endorsed the Framework for Pacific Regionalism as the master strategy for strengthening cooperation and integration between the states and territories […]
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