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REMARKS: SG Puna to FEMM 2022 Media Workshop

REMARKS BY THE PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM SG HENRY PUNA PACMAS/MAV/PIF FEMM 2022 MEDIA WORKSHOP TUESDAY 9th AUG 2022 (Salutations) · It has been 2 years since […]

REPORTS: FEMM 2022 FAQS

The annual Finance and Economic Ministers Meeting, hosted by Vanuatu, is looking at a range of key priorities in a program that will cover the COVID19 […]

REMARKS: Statement by Secretary General Henry Puna on the UNGA Resolution recognising the Universal Right to a Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment

Statement by Secretary General Henry Puna on the UNGA Resolution recognising the Universal Right to a Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment 5 August 2022 I join the […]

RELEASE: Economic Recovery, Stability in focus as Vanuatu prepares for FEMM

Vanuatu Minister for Finance, Johnny Koanapo met with PIF Deputy Secretary General, Dr Filimon Manoni last month ahead of FEMM.  August 5, 2022, PIF SUVA— Pacific […]

Latest Forum Secretariat Staff

Forum Secretariat Staff Office of the Secretary GeneralDeputy Secretary GeneralPolicy TeamGovernance and EngagementProgrammes and InitiativesCorporateOffice of the Secretary GeneralHenry Tuakeu PunaSecretary General Cook Islands Nikola KomailevukaExecutive […]

RELEASE: Pacific Islands Forum & Singapore Strengthen Bonds

29 July 2022–Forum Secretary-General Henry Puna has concluded a two-day visit to Singapore on the invitation of the Government of Singapore and the United Nations Capital […]

REMARKS: SG Puna Statement on escalating violence in Papua New Guinea

Statement by Secretary General Henry Puna on the latest killings and escalating election violence in PNG Monday 25th July 2022   It is with deep sadness […]

REPORT: The 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent

Securing the future of the Pacific cannot be left to chance, but requires a long-term vision, strategy and commitment – Pacific Islands Forum Leaders, 2019 Communique. […]

REPORT: Communique of the 51st Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting

PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM FIFTY-FIRST PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM Suva, Fiji 11 – 14 July 2022 FORUM COMMUNIQUÉ The Fifty-First (51st) Pacific Islands Forum was held in Suva, […]

REMARKS: PIF Chair to Media on the Outcomes of 51st Forum

STATEMENT TO MEDIA BY THE FORUM CHAIR THE HONOURABLE JOSAIA V. BAINIMARAMA, PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC FIJI  ON THE OUTCOMES COMMUNIQUE  OF THE 51ST PACIFIC […]

RELEASE: Pacific Political Climate Champions share Priorities for COP27

Tuesday 12 July, Suva, Fiji – In a hybrid technical briefing held in Suva in the margins of the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting (PIFLM), Pacific […]

REMARKS: OACPS SG Pinto to Pacific ACP Leaders Meeting at PIFLM51

51st Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting Statement from GEORGES REBELO PINTO CHIKOTI Secretary General, the Organisation of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States (OACPS) at the Pacific […]

REMARKS: PACIFIC ACP CHAIR, FIJI PM TO PACP LEADERS MEETING

OPENING REMARKS BY THE CHAIR OF THE PACIFIC ACP LEADERS MEETING Monday 11 July 2022 Honourable Leaders and Ministers The Secretary General of the Pacific Islands […]

REPORT: Forum Foreign Ministers Meeting- Outcomes 2022

2022 FORUM FOREIGN MINISTERS MEETING 8 July 2022 OUTCOMES LINK TO OUTCOMES, ANNEXES The 2022 Forum Foreign Ministers Meeting was convened on 8 July 2022 at […]

RELEASE: Pacific Foreign Ministers declare a climate emergency, set priorities at FFMM 2022

PIF Suva, 10 July 2022— Formal outcomes from the Forum Foreign Ministers, held in Suva on Friday 10th July, have been released with key collective decisions […]

REMARKS: SG Puna to Forum Foreign Ministers Meeting, 8 July 2022

FORUM FOREIGN MINISTERS MEETING MR HENRY PUNA, SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM OPENING REMARKS 8 July 2022  The Honourable Faiyaz Koya Chair of the […]

REMARKS: Forum Chair opens Forum Foreign Ministers Meeting

2022 FORUM FOREIGN MINISTERS MEETING OPENING REMARKS BY THE CHAIR OF THE FORUM FOREIGN MINISTERS MEETING HON. FAIYAZ KOYA, FIJI 8 July 2022   Honourable Ministers […]

Media Release: Forum Foreign Ministerial 2022 convenes in Suva

PIF-Sec, SUVA, 7th July 2022–Forum Foreign Ministers are convening in Suva on July 8 to discuss key regional developments and priorities ahead of the July 11-14th […]

REMARKS: SG Puna at UN Ocean Conference PIF side event

Our ocean-climate crisis and priorities for Action Welcome and Introduction remarks, SG Henry Puna, Pacific Ocean Commissioner PIF SIDE EVENT One Blue Ocean for One Blue […]

RELEASE: Fiji Prepares to welcome Forum Leaders to Suva for the 51st Pacific Islands Forum

29 June 2022, Suva, Fiji Leaders from across the Pacific region will be gathering next month for the 51st Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) and related meetings […]

STATEMENT: WORLD MSME DAY 2022

Statement by the Deputy Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum World MSME Day -27 June 2022 Theme: Resilience and Rebuilding: MSMEs for Sustainable Development    […]

REMARKS: Fiji PM Bainimarama delivers Forum statement to UN Oceans 2022

Rear-Admiral (Ret’d) Hon Josaia J.V. Bainimarama, CF (Mil), OSt.J, MSD, jssc, psc Prime Minister, Minister for iTaukei Affairs, Sugar Industry, Foreign Affairs and Forestry PLENARY STATEMENT TO […]

REMARKS: Statement by Forum SG on the Partners in the Blue Pacific Initiative

STATEMENT FORUM SEC GENERAL HENRY PUNA On the Partners in the Blue Pacific initiative   June 26, 2022—Effective and efficient cooperation in support of Forum Leaders’ […]

RELEASE: Pacific Ocean Commissioner to champion Blue Pacific Ocean priorities at 2nd UN Oceans Conference

 June 24, UNOC 2, Lisbon–With the ocean at the heart of Pacific cultures, security and economies, the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum and Pacific […]

REMARKS: Honourable Faiyaz Siddiq Koya at Korea-Pacific Islands Countries Seminar

Delivered by the Honourable Faiyaz Siddiq Koya, Minister for Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport Korea-Pacific Islands Countries Seminar  Friday, 24 June 2022  Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat […]

REMARKS: DSG Manoni at Korea-Pacific Islands Countries Seminar

Delivered by Dr Filimon Manoni, Deputy Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Korea-Pacific Islands Countries Seminar  Friday, 24 June 2022  Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat  Suva, […]

REMARKS: Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea at Korea-Pacific Islands Countries Seminar

Remarks delivered by Mr. Seung-bae Yeo, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea Korea-Pacific Islands Countries Seminar  Friday, 24 June 2022  Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat […]

REMARKS: Tuvalu at CHOGM Small States Ministerial Meeting

COMMONWEALTH HEADS OF GOVERNMENT MEETING Remarks by Hon Minister Simon Kofe, Tuvalu at the Commonwealth Small States Ministerial Meeting 23 June 2022, • Excellencies, Heads of […]

REPORT: Outcomes Report of the Inaugural Pacific Forum Women Leaders, 9th June 2022

PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM WOMEN LEADERS MEETING 9 June 2022 Virtual Meeting OUTCOMES   The Pacific Islands Forum Women Leaders Meeting (PIFWLM) was endorsed in 2021 by […]

REPORT: Review of the 2012 Pacific Leaders Gender Equality Declaration, PLGED

READ/DOWNLOAD THE REVIEW The Pacific Leaders Gender Equality Declaration (PLGED) was announced at the 43rd Pacific Islands Forum in August 2012 in Rarotonga, driven by concerns […]

REMARKS: SG Puna welcomes 2022 pre-forum Officials Committee

PRE-FORUM SESSION OF THE FORUM OFFICIALS’ COMMITTEE 14 June 2022- Forum Fale, and virtually  Opening Remarks by Secretary General Puna   Excellencies, Senior Officials and Representatives […]

REMARKS: PFWLM chair Hon. Rosy Akbar welcomes high level opening

The Prime Minister of Fiji and PIF Chair, Rear Admiral (Ret’d) Hon. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, · The Prime Minister of New Zealand, the Hon. Jacinda Ardern […]

REMARKS: SG Puna welcomes inaugural high level Pacific Forum Women Leaders Meeting

 WELCOME REMARKS from PIF SG HENRY PUNA at the OPENING PLENARY OF THE INAUGURAL PFWLM June 9th, 2022   Thank you, Madam Chair, · The Prime […]

Inaugural Pacific Islands Forum Women Leaders Meet 2022

PIF SUVA,  8th June , 2022—A milestone moment has arrived for the Pacific gender agenda as the inaugural Pacific Islands Forum Women Leaders meeting will convene […]

REMARKS: SG Puna to 2nd China-Pacific Foreign Ministers Meeting

STATEMENT HENRY PUNA, SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM 2ND Meeting of the China – Pacific Island Countries Foreign Ministers Meeting. Monday 30 May 2022 […]

REMARKS: SG Puna at bilateral with China State Councillor, Foreign Minister H.E Wang Yi

Welcome Remarks Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General Henry Puna Bilateral Meeting  State Councilor and Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China HE. Wang Yi. Sunday […]

REMARKS: Australia Foreign Affairs Minister Wong Pacific keynote

‘A new era in Australian engagement in the Pacific’ Keynote address from the Australia Foreign Affairs Minister Hon. Penny Wong Forum Fale, May 26, 2022 Bula […]

REMARKS: SG Puna at Australia Foreign Affairs Minister Keynote Address

  WELCOME REMARKS BY THE SECRETARY GENERAL HENRY PUNA Visit and Keynote address by Senator the Hon. Penny Wong, Minister for Foreign Affairs 26 May 2022 […]

Remarks: SG Puna keynote to PITA Business Forum, Expo 2022

Salutations The PITA Chair and Board, PITA members, and participants at this 26th AGM Business Expo and Conference – a very good morning, Kia Orana and […]

REMARKS: PIF SG’s remarks at the UN Consultation on the UN Pacific Cooperation Framework 2023 – 2027

Remarks at the UN Consultations on the UN Consultations on the UN Pacific Cooperation Framework 2023-2027 Delivered by the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum,  […]

Remarks: SG Puna opens Blue Climate Initiative Summit

Blue Climate Initiative Summit Opening Statement Henry Puna, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum and Pacific Ocean Commissioner 15 May 2022 (Watch on YouTube) • […]

REMARKS: SG Puna to briefing on Solomon Islands-China

Member Briefing by Solomon Islands’ Minister for Foreign Affairs & External Trade, Honourable Jeremiah Manele and Minister for Policing, National Security and Correctional Services, Honourable Anthony […]

RELEASE: Japan assures Pacific Islands Forum no discharge of treated wastewater if unsafe

Saturday 7th May 2022 PIFS, Suva, Fiji – A range of common Japan-Blue Pacific priorities, including updates relating to the planned discharge of treated Fukushima nuclear […]

[REMARKS] ASG Dr Filimon Manoni at the Pacific Disaster Risk Finance Symposium

Delivered by the Acting Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum, Dr Filimon Manoni 03 May 2022 Suva, Fiji Excellencies, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen.   […]

[RELEASE] PIF Statement to mark 40th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

[03 May, 2022, Suva, Fiji] With law of the sea critical to the prosperity and security of the Blue Pacific, the Pacific Islands Forum has delivered […]

Remarks: PIF statement at UNGA High Level Event marking 40th anniversary of UNCLOS

76TH UNGA HIGH-LEVEL COMMEMORATIVE EVENT TO MARK THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ADOPTION OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE LAW OF THE SEA Statement by […]

REMARKS: Zarak Khan, Director of Programmes and Initiatives at the inaugural Pacific Regional Standards Committee

Remarks delivered by  Zarak Khan, Director Programmes & Initiatives, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat at the Inaugural Meeting for the Pacific Regional Standards Committee 28 April 2022 […]

REMARKS: ASG Dr Manoni at the Special Lecture by Honourable Simon Kofe

Opening Remarks by Acting Secretary General, Dr. Filimon Manoni Public Lecture by Honourable Simon Kofe on ” Preparing today to secure the future against climate change […]

REMARKS: Dr Filimon Manoni at the Building Sustainability in the Pacific Seminar

Delivered by Dr Filimon Manoni, Acting Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum at the Building Sustainability in the Pacific Seminar Monday 11 April 2022   […]

REMARKS: Minister of Finance of Tuvalu, Hon Seve Paeniu at the Regional Debt Conference

Key Note Remarks by Chair of the Pacific Islands Finance and Economic Ministers Meeting, the Honourable Minister of Finance for Tuvalu, Mr. Seve Paeniu, Pacific Regional […]

RELEASES: Pacific Islands Forum and FIFA forge new partnership to combat climate change

April 1, 2022, Doha — FIFA and the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), in the margins of the 72nd FIFA Congress […]

REMARKS: SG Puna to FIFA Partnership, MOU signing event, Doha

FIFA – PIF MOU Signing Ceremony, April 1, 2022 Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, Qatar Remarks by Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General Henry Puna […]

REMARKS: DSG Dr Manoni at Policy Dialogue – Towards Inclusive Economic Recovery in the Pacific

Delivered by Dr Filimon Manoni – Acting Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum Policy Dialogues Seminar on “Towards Inclusive Economic Recovery in the Pacific” Organised by the […]

RELEASE: SG Puna to Doha for major FIFA partnership on climate resilience  

PIF Suva, March 23, 2022—Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General Henry Puna is on the Blue Pacific’s climate campaign trail, flying to bilateral meetings in the wings […]

REMARKS: Hon. Rosy Akbar, Minister for Women, Children & Poverty Alleviation, Fiji @CSW66 Blue Pacific/Caribbean High Level Event

Blue Pacific/Caribbean CSW High-Level Event 66th Session on Commission on Status of Women Virtual and streamed simultaneously on Facebook and You Tube 5.00pm – 7.00pm New […]

REMARKS: Forum SG/Oceans Commissioner Puna @CSW66 Blue Pacific/Caribbean High-Level Event

Statement by Secretary General of Pacific Islands Forum and Pacific Ocean Commissioner Mr Henry Puna at the Pacific Women Leaders Side Event at CSW 66, March […]

REMARKS: Pacific Forum Statement to UN Emergency Special Session on Ukraine

Pacific Islands Forum statement Emergency Special Session on Ukraine 23 March 2022 WATCH ON YOUTUBE 1. The Pacific Islands Forum member states with presence at the […]

REMARKS: Fiji PRUN HE Prasad to CSW66 Pacific side event on world of work review theme

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66, 2022) Pacific Side Event Thursday 17 March 2022 5pm – 6:30pm NYC/Friday 18 March 2022, 9am – 10.30am Fiji […]

REMARKS: SG Puna at Women and changing world of work, CSW66 Pacific side event

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66, 2022) Pacific Side Event Friday 18 March 2022, 9am – 10.30am Fiji Time  CSW65 2021 Review theme: Women’s economic […]

REMARKS: Deputy Manoni opens UNESCAP/PIF joint ‘Debt for Climate Swaps’ workshop

UNESCAP/PIFS Workshop on Debt for Climate Swaps Opening Remarks by Dr Filimon Manoni, Deputy Secretary General  Pacific Islands Forum 16 March 2022   Bula Vinaka and […]

REMARKS: CLIMATE THEME FOR CSW66 ‘CRITICAL TO THE PACIFIC’- PACIFIC FORUM STATEMENT

PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM STATEMENT FOR THE SIXTY-SIXTH SESSION OF THE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN DELIVERED BY THE FIJI PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE TO THE UN, H.E. […]

RELEASE: Women, Girls must be centre of global climate fight – Pacific to CSW66

15th Mar, UNHQ, New York–The Pacific has called for more recognition of the critical role of women and girls in climate resilience, at the opening plenary […]

RELEASE: Pacific Appoints Panel of Independent Global Experts on Nuclear Issues

PIF-SUVA, Monday 14th March 2022–An independent panel of global experts on nuclear issues are supporting Pacific nations in their consultations with Japan over its intentions to […]

New UN BBNJ Treaty must be Robust, Ambitious- SG Puna

Suva, Fiji, 10th March, 2022- THE Blue Pacific has one message at the fourth session of the intergovernmental conference for the new legal instrument for the […]

REMARKS: International Women’s Day Statement March 8 2022-SG Puna

Pacific Islands Forum SG Henry Puna STATEMENT March 8, International Women’s Day 2022 Gender equality is the single most important pathway to a sustainable Blue Pacific […]

REMARKS: Forum SG Puna At NUS Singapore Pacific Training on Current International Legal Issues

CAPACITY BUILDING OPPORTUNITY FOR FORUM MEMBERS ON CURRENT INTERNATIONAL LEGAL ISSUES Remarks by Secretary General Mr Henry Puna Wednesday 2 March 2022   His Excellency, Professor […]

REMARKS: SG Puna to RMI Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day 2022 event, USP

RMI Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day 2022 Tuesday 1 March 2022, 12pm, Japan ICT Remarks by PIF Secretary General Henry Puna The People and Community in Fiji […]

REMARKS: Statement from Forum SG on latest IPCC report on Impact, Adaptation and Vulnerability

STATEMENT Forum SG Henry Puna On the IPCC Working Group Two Report on Impact, Adaptation and Vulnerability February 28, 2022 The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate […]

REMARKS: Pacific Islands Forum Statement, UN 11th Emergency Special Session on Ukraine

 Pacific Islands Forum statement  delivered by Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Chair at UN and Fiji’s Permanent Representative at UN, Ambassador Satyendra Prasad Emergency Special Session on […]

REMARKS: Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General Puna-Statement on Ukraine

As Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum nations, I condemn the disturbing display of the Russian Federation’s military aggression against the innocent people and independent […]

RELEASE: Blue Pacific joins United Nations Call for universal vaccination

UNGA, New York, 25th February 2022–Pacific leaders have added their voices to a global call for universal vaccination, as world leaders gathered at the United Nations […]

REFLECTIONS: The big picture for our big Ocean states in 2022- thoughts from the Blue Pacific

The commentary below takes its cue from remarks led by Forum Secretary General Henry Puna, at the Ministerial Forum for Cooperation in the Indo Pacific in Paris, France, on February 22, 2022.  SG Puna spoke to a ministerial roundtable on Health, Climate, Biodiversity and Oceans.
Taking our Pacific challenges- and solutions to the world has always required coherent, clear messaging on the issues close to our collective heart. Whether we are talking about household families, villages, or national populations, if we are not speaking to the realities of everyday people, all the policy and high-level language is unable to connect.

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