29/10/2018
Pacific Leaders at UNGA

Pacific Leaders Emphasise Action On Climate Change

Pacific Islands Forum Leaders have emphasised the need for action on climate change saying it is the single greatest threat to the livelihood, security and well-being of Pacific people.The point was made often as Forum Leaders and Ministers addressed the the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in September.Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said “The Pacific region is already facing the destructive impacts of climate change and disasters. Cyclones, floods, droughts. Sea level rise and ocean acidification are taking their toll on the health and well-being of our peoples, environment and economies. Disaster related economic losses in Pacific island countries as a percentage of GDP are higher than almost anywhere else in the world.”“Our people are waiting, the world is watching. It is incumbent on each individual leader and country to raise the level of ambition not just as an inspirational goal, but as deliverables of the Paris Agreement. For the Pacific peoples and our Blue Pacific region, urgent ambitious action on climate change is the only option.”
26/10/2018
Ms Tasha Siaosi at far left, with officials from MFAI including Pacific Division FAO Antonina Browne at far right.

Smaller Island States Adviser Visits Cook Islands

26th October 2018 The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat’s Smaller Island States (SIS) Adviser Tasha Siaosi visited Rarotonga on the 21st – 25th of October, 2018 to […]
26/10/2018
Brussels Trade Meetings

Pacific region participates in the ACP and the Joint ACP-EU Trade Ministers meetings

26th October 2018 Brussels: Trade Ministers and Senior Officials from twelve Pacific ACP States (PACPS) are in Brussels this week to attend the African, Caribbean and […]
25/10/2018
Pacific SDGs Report Cover Shot

Empowerment, Inclusiveness & Equality: Tracking Sustainable Development in the Pacific

By: Nauru President & Pacific Islands Forum Chair, H.E Baron Divavesi Waqa At this year’s Pacific Islands Forum, Leaders endorsed the region’s first Pacific Sustainable Development […]
25/10/2018
SSCR May 2018

Regionalism Sub-Committee Looking for new Smaller Island States Representative

25th October 2018 The Pacific Islands Forum’s Specialist Sub-Committee on Regionalism is looking for a new member to represent its Smaller Islands States. “This is an […]
22/10/2018
Pacific Leaders at UN Ocean Photo

Pacific Leadership on Ocean Management and Conservation

The need for urgent collective action to sustainably manage, use and conserve the Blue Pacific oceanic continent and its resources was a recurring theme raised by Pacific Islands Forum Leaders both at the Pacific Islands Forum .....Read more.
17/10/2018
PNG Climate Finance Validation

Papua New Guinea’s Climate Change Finance Priorities Validated

17 October 2018 An options paper focussed on strengthening climate change finance coordination and information sharing for Papua New Guinea will be presented to the country’s […]
11/10/2018
SG at Earth Observation Platform workshop

Keynote address by Dame Meg Taylor to the Workshop on the Establishment of an Earth Observation Platform

Keynote Address Dame Meg Taylor Establishment of an Earth Observation Platform to Support Pacific Island Nation Environmental, Climate and Livelihood Needs – Consultation Workshop   Brisbane […]
08/10/2018

One more month for Our Pacific Ocean Media Award entries

“Our Pacific Ocean Media Award” has been extended to close on 5 November, 2018 with submissions having been published or broadcast between 3 October, 2017 and 3 November, 2018.

Winners will be announced on 3 December, 2018 the same day as the opening plenary of the UN Climate Conference in Katowice, Poland this year.