Dates for 43rd Pacific Islands Forum confirmed

The 43rd Pacific Islands Forum and related meetings will be held from 27 – 31 August 2012 in Rarotonga, the Cook Islands.

The following is the schedule for the 43rd Pacific Islands Forum and related meetings:

Monday 27 August 2012

• Smaller Islands States Leaders’ Meeting

Tuesday 28 August 2012

• Pacific ACP Leaders’ Meeting

• Official Opening 43rd Pacific Islands Forum

Wednesday 29 August 2012

• Pacific Islands Forum Formal Session

Thursday 30 August 2012

• Forum Leaders’ Retreat

Friday 31 August 2012

• 24th Post-Forum Dialogue Partners’ Plenary Session

As part of the preparations for the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ meetings, senior officials meetings will be held at the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat in Suva as follows:

• Pre-Forum Forum Officials Committee meeting : 2 and 3 August 2012;
• Pacific Plan Action Committee meeting : 31 July and 1 August 2012;
• Smaller Islands States Officials meeting : 30 July 2012; and
• Pacific ACP Officials meeting : 27 July 2012

ENDS.

For media enquiries, contact Mr Johnson Honimae, the Forum Secretariat’s Media Officer on phone 679 331 2600 or email: johnsonh@forumsec.org.fj