19/07/2018

Global development partnerships and voluntary reviews at the United Nations – by Charmina Saili, Regional Planning Adviser in New York

New York (July 18, 2018) – The Blue Pacific is making ripples in New York this week with two Pacific Islands Forum members presenting their Voluntary […]
19/07/2018

Securing the potential and well-being of the Blue Pacific by Meg Taylor DBE, Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum

Effective regional security underpins the vision outlined in the theme for this year’s Pacific Islands Forum: Building a Strong Pacific: Our People, Our Islands, Our Will. The security of our people and their environment is crucial for sustainable growth and development, and the way we organise ourselves to protect and nurture our Blue Continent must be something we decide for ourselves. “Securing the wellbeing and potential of The Blue Pacific is at the centre of the Forum Agenda”, said Forum Chair and Prime Minister of Samoa, the Hon. Tuilaepa Malielegaoi at the Korea-Pacific Forum Foreign Ministers Meeting in Seoul last December. “Protecting The Blue Pacific will require a collective security architecture that recognizes, promotes and provides security in the broadest sense of the term. There is commitment to working together to ensure the security of our shared ocean geography, resources and ecosystems therein, from unsustainable exploitation and illegal activities, including illegal fishing and transnational crime. This is a time of profound change; and this change is taking place at an unprecedented pace. Geo-strategic competition between major world powers has once again made our region a place of renewed interest and strategic importance. Climate change increasingly affects our people in a variety of ways including increased severe weather events, scarcity of food and water, and displaced communities. Information and communication technologies (ICT) are burgeoning and with them issues relating to cyber security and cyber enabled crime. Within this context, at the Forum Leaders meeting in Apia last year, Leaders directed the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat to engage in consultations to refresh our existing security arrangements to meet the regions current and future security challenges.
18/07/2018

Resilient Kiribati – Reflections from Tarawa by Meg Taylor, DBE

Celebrating Kiribati Independence Day with President, His Excellency Taneti Maamau, First Lady Maamau, Members of the Cabinet and the people of Kiribati was for me, an […]
11/07/2018

Introductory Remarks delivered by Mr Shiu Raj, Director Programme & Initiatives at the Forum Trade Officials Meeting (Samoa)

Forum Trade Officials Meeting 11 July 2018 Tanoa Tusitala Hotel – Apia, Samoa Introductory Remarks delivered by Mr Shiu Raj, Director Programme & Initiatives Distinguished Reverend […]
09/07/2018
SG Speaking at Public Lecture by PM O'Neill

Introductory Remarks by Dame Meg Taylor at the Public Lecture by the Right Hon. Peter O’Neill, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea

  INTRODUCTORY REMARKS BY DAME MEG TAYLOR,  SECRETARY GENERAL Public Lecture by the Right Honourable Peter O’Neill, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea USP Laucala Campus […]
09/07/2018

Regional Meet on Forum Leaders Priority for an Integrated Region

Apia, Samoa (July 9, 2018) – Senior Trade Officials from the region will meet in Samoa this week to discuss approaches for expanding beneficial economic activities […]
06/07/2018
SG & FFA DG Tupou-Roosen

Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General welcomes new Director General of the Forum Fisheries Agency

6th July 2017 The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat has congratulated Dr Manumatavai Tupou-Roosen on being appointed the next Director General of the Forum Fisheries Agency. Speaking […]
06/07/2018

Pacific Islands Forum Observer Statement to the 15th Annual Forum Fisheries Ministerial Meeting by Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor

Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 Chairman and representative of our host Government; Honourable Ministers of Fisheries and Senior Officials Director General of the Pacific […]
04/07/2018

Advancing Pacific Fisheries Interests

Fisheries being a shared and significant resource for our ocean states, Pacific nations have successfully managed their fisheries in a sustainable manner through joint efforts. As […]