• Leaders made an Historical decision in appointing the first ever female Secretary General – Dame Meg Taylor (PNG national) on July 31
  • Leaders endorsed the Palau Declaration “The Ocean: Life & Future” Charting a Course to Sustainability
  • Leaders agreed to admit Spain and Turkey to Post-Forum Dialogue Partner membership to take immediate effect
  • Leaders admitted Tokelau as an Associate Member and extended an invitation to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) to become an Observer in the Forum
  • Leaders endorsed the “Framework for Pacific Regionalism” (replaces the Pacific Plan) which will improve priority setting and support a real focus on initiatives that can make a significant difference to the region
  • Spain and Turkey joined the Post Forum Dialogue Partners