February 7, 2023

RELEASE: Climate Change remains the single greatest threat for Pacific—new Pacific Security Report

07 February 2023, Suva, Fiji: The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat has released the Pacific Security Outlook Report 2022 -2023, highlighting key regional security issues and trends. […]
February 6, 2023

RELEASE: Forum SG Puna joins incoming Forum Chair for high level Japan visit

February 6th, 2023, Tokyo, JAPAN—Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General Henry Puna and the Cook Islands Prime Minister Hon. Mark Brown are in Japan this week meeting […]
February 6, 2023

RELEASE: PIF Fact Sheet – Japanese Discharge of Nuclear Wastewater

In 2011 a massive tsunami destroyed the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan. 1.25 million tons of nuclear wastewater remain in storage and Japan has […]
February 6, 2023

OP-ED: Japan must work with the Pacific to find a solution to the Fukushima water release issue – otherwise we face disaster

Over the past 20 months, Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) members have been in dialogue with the government of Japan on its proposed plans to release over a million tonnes of contaminated nuclear wastewater into the Pacific Ocean as announced in April 2021. I was heartened by the very strong position taken by PIF Members from the outset, that Japan should hold off on any such release until we are certain about the implications of this proposal on the environment and on human health, especially recognising that the majority of our Pacific peoples are coastal peoples, and that the ocean continues to be an integral part of their subsistence living. We have taken significant steps to work with Japan to understand their position and the rationale underpinning its unilateral decision. As a region, we committed to working with them at the technical level and engaged an independent panel of five scientific experts in key fields such as nuclear power and radiation, high energy physics, marine chemistry, biochemistry, marine biology, and oceanography to provide an independent scientific assessment of the impacts of such a release.
February 1, 2023

STATEMENT: Forum SG on the Kiribati announcement of return to the Pacific Islands Forum

Statement by Henry Puna, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum On the Kiribati announcement of return to the Pacific Islands Forum 01 February 2023 I […]
January 31, 2023

REMARKS: Importance of market competition in the Pacific

Remarks delivered by Mr. Noah Patrick Kouback  addressing the audience at Competition Days event in PAPEETE, 23 JANUARY 2023   H.E Edouard Fritch, President of French […]
January 30, 2023

Releases: Kiribati Government to rejoin the Pacific Islands Forum

30th January 2023, Office of the President of Kiribati-– The Government of Kiribati has formally reinstated its positive endorsement to rejoin the Pacific Islands Forum this […]
January 27, 2023

RELEASE: Regional gender updates part of PIF-Fiji briefing for Minister Tabuya

PIFS, FIJI, 26th Jan, 2023—Fiji’s Minister of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Hon. Lynda Tabuya has been updated on upcoming Pacific gender milestones and current work […]
January 26, 2023

RELEASE: Investment from the UK in a resilient and renewable Niue Natural Grid

Alofi, Niue – 16 January 2023 – Island Power, a UK-based enterprise specialising in facilitating energy independence through rapid transition to renewable and resilient energy systems, […]