The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat is conducting policy consultations in New Zealand this week with senior officials from across the New Zealand government, and representatives of civil society, and the private sector.
The New Zealand leg is part of ongoing policy consultations being carried out across the region over the next two months, a process which also includes the call for public submissions under the Framework for Pacific Regionalism.
Regional security, labour mobility, and building a resilient region to climate change and disasters through options for a Pacific based fund to support increased resilience will feature in the discussions.
In addition the team will discuss the key issues facing New Zealand’s Pasifika population.
The themes that emerge from the consultations will be used in the development of future regional security policy and arrangements for climate change and disaster resilience.