371 results found for: Blue Pacific

Civil Society Diplomacy Strengthened at Regional Meeting

Increasing population movements, economic progress, human security and governance have been identified by participants at the annual regional Civil Society Organisations’ (CSO) Forum last week as thematic priority policy areas for consideration by the Pacific leadership.
 

Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat consults on regional policies in French Polynesia

Papeete, French Polynesia (March 20, 2018) – Region-wide policy consultations across Pacific Islands Forum members to ensure an inclusive approach to addressing common issues reaches one of […]

Samoa makes its contribution to regional policy consultations

Apia, Samoa (March 19)– Policy consultations to inform the development of regional initiatives called for by Pacific Islands Forum Leaders are taking place this week in […]

Strengthening Regional Security and Information Sharing

Security in the Pacific region is an indispensable necessity for sustainable development and economic growth. The Framework for Pacific Regionalism identifies security as a principle objective […]

Forum Economic and Finance Ministers look at Pacific Resilience

Koror, Palau (April 25, 2018) – Strengthening the economic resilience of the Blue Pacific region is the focus of the Pacific Islands Forum Economic Ministers Meeting […]

Forum Economic Ministers to Discuss Investments to Build Resilient Ocean States

The repercussions of a warming planet are increasing both in intensity and in frequency. This is the case whether they are extreme, sudden, or slow onset weather and climate events. Either way they demand nothing less than innovative actions, and strengthened collaboration and cooperation of all stakeholders.
 

Remarks by Vice President of Palau, the Honourable Raynold B. Oiluch to open the 2018 Forum Economic Ministers Meeting

26 April 2018 Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr. Building, Palau International Coral Reef Center Koror, Republic of Palau Honourable Ministers Distinguished Heads of Delegations Madame Secretary Meg […]

Enhanced Information Sharing Key to Stronger Regional Security

Enhanced regional collaboration and cooperation is critical to addressing the common security challenges facing the “Blue Pacific” region – this is the key message to emerge […]

2018 Pacific Islands Forum Economic Ministers Meeting Action Plan

  Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr. Building Palau International Coral Reef Centre, Koror, Palau 26-27 April, 2018   FEMM ACTION PLAN   The 21st meeting of the […]

Pacific Private Sector for Greener Economies, Strengthened Partnerships with Governments

(Koror, Palau) A Blue Pacific built on self-generated renewable energies  and stronger partnerships with Governments and the private sector were among the recommendations presented  by the private […]

Specialist Sub-Committee on Regionalism Welcomes Four New Members

The Pacific Islands Forum’s Specialist Sub-Committee on Regionalism welcomed four new members this week as they meet for the first time in 2018. New to the […]

Pacific Islands Forum to Observe 2018 Assembly of French Polynesia Elections

Pape’ete, French Polynesia (May 2, 2018) – A Pacific Islands Forum election observation team has arrived in Papeete to observe the second round of voting in the 2018 Elections to […]

Introductory Address at the Pacific Community Leaders-France Dialogue by the Hon. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi

President Macron Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen: I would like to acknowledge with appreciation this opportunity provided for Heads of State and Government of the Pacific to […]

Pacific Islands Forum Granted Permanent Observer Status to United Nations in Geneva

The Pacific Islands Forum has been granted approval to establish a Permanent Observer Office at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG). Mere Falemaka, the Permanent […]

Pacific Leaders Meet with French President in New Caledonia

Pacific Leaders underlined their common identity as the ‘Blue Pacific’ during their meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in New Caledonia last weekend. Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele […]

Progressing Pacific Priorities at the 8th Pacific Leaders Meeting in Japan

Iwaki, Fukusima, Japan (May 19, 2018) – Pacific Islands Forum Leaders will meet with the Prime Minister of Japan, the Honourable Shinzo Abe, for the Eighth […]

The Eighth Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM8) Leaders’ Declaration

The Eighth Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM8)  Leaders’ Declaration Iwaki, Fukushima, Japan 18-19 May 2018   Overview Leaders and representatives of Japan and Pacific Islands Forum […]

Opening Address by the Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister of Samoa, and Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum

The Honorable Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan Fellow Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Honourable Ministers Excellencies Ladies and Gentlemen I bring you warm greetings from the […]

Introductory Statement by Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor to the World Trade Organisation Public Lecture

Introductory Statement by Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor to the World Trade Organisation Public Lecture 21 May 2018 University of South Pacific   The Director General […]

Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor’s opening remarks to the first Pacific Resilience Partnership Taskforce Meeting

Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat 23 May 2018 Good morning and a warm welcome to each of you who have been nominated by your constituent group to […]

Oceans, Fisheries & Sustainable Development Emphasised at ACP Meeting

Discussions are currently underway between the European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, to renew the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement, or the Cotonou Agreement […]

Economic Resilience for the Pacific – Forum Economic Ministers' Meeting 2018

FEMM 2018 Innovative ways to build the resilience of Pacific island countries through sustainable financing flows were examined by the Pacific Islands Forum Economic and Finance […]

Statement by Pacific Islands Forum to the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting

Intro Thank you, Minister Pato, and good morning Honourable Ministers, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen. It is my pleasure to deliver these comments on behalf of […]

Know our ocean – An Opinion-Editorial by Meg Taylor, DBE on World Oceans Day

This week we are all encouraged to know our ocean as the world marks World Ocean Day on the 8th June. As Pacific Islanders, we have a strong connection to our oceanic continent. Our totems are largely sea or land animals, and our coastal communities practiced ‘taboo’ over their fishing grounds way before the outside world entered our sphere. We can be proud of our intimate connection with the natural world around us.
 

Opening Remarks by Mr. Shiu Raj, Director Programmes & Initiatives at the Civil Society Organisations (CSO) Roundtable on Regional Oceanic Fisheries Governance, Management and Policy in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO)

Opening Remarks by Mr. Shiu Raj, Director Programmes & Initiatives, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) Civil Society Organisations (CSO) Roundtable: Workshop on Regional Oceanic Fisheries Governance, […]

Regional Policy Forum – Tackling Sustainable Development in the Pacific through Sport

This year PIFS will host the first of a series of policy forums building on the ‘Blue Pacific’ narrative around our shared identity, geography and resources. […]

Toolkit to enrich civil society engagement in policy development around fisheries sector launched

The Pacific Islands Forum is committed to working closely with civil society and non-government organisations to develop regional policy, and one sector in which this partnership […]

Opening Remarks by Meg Taylor DBE, Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum at the Biketawa Plus Security Declaration Workshop

Opening Remarks by Meg Taylor, DBE, Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General Pacific Islands Forum Members Workshop on the Biketawa Plus Security Declaration Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat […]

Opening Remarks by the Hon. Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, Minister of Defence and National Security, Fiji at the Biketawa Plus Workshop (Suva)

OPENING ADDRESS BY HON RATU INOKE KUBUABOLA, MINISTER OF DEFENCE AND NATIONAL SECURITY, FIJI, TO THE PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM MEMBERS WORKSHOP ON THE BIKETAWA PLUS SECURITY DECLARATION PIFS CONVENTION […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Acting as One Blue Contintent for our People and our Environment

“The people of our islands live with the sea from their earliest days. Fish, shell fish, types of sea weed, are everyday foods; pearl shell and […]

Statement by the Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific to the Climate Action Pacific Partnership

STATEMENT BY THE COUNCIL OF REGIONAL ORGANISATIONS IN THE PACIFIC Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum 27 July 2018 Grand Pacific Hotel […]

33rd Anniversary of the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty

Today marks the 33rd anniversary of a significant event in the history of the Pacific Islands Forum – the signing of the South Pacific Nuclear Free […]

Dynamics between Private Sector and Non-Communicable Diseases Scrutinised in Regional Meet

Auckland, NZ (August 7, 2018) – Non-communicable diseases are a significant problem facing Pacific people and a gathering of private sector representatives from across the region […]

Statement by Secretary General Meg Taylor DBE to the 2018 Forum Officials Committee

  7 August 2018 Taumeasina Island Resort Apia, Samoa   Members of the Forum Officials Committee CROP Agency Representatives and Observers Colleagues Firstly, I would like […]

Forum Foreign Ministers To Discuss Regional Security and Collective Diplomacy

10th August 2018 Apia, Samoa: Building a strong Pacific through enhanced regional security and amplified international engagement and advocacy will be at the centre of discussions […]

Opening Remarks by the Prime Minister of the Independent State of Samoa and Forum Chair Rt Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi to Forum Foreign Ministers

2018 FORUM FOREIGN MINISTERS MEETING   Opening Remarks by the Prime Minister of the Independent State of Samoa and Forum Chair The Right Honourable Tuilaepa Aiono […]

Forum Foreign Ministers: Collective Diplomacy for a Stronger Pacific Region

10th August 2018 Apia: Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers have underlined their commitment to collective diplomacy and enhanced action regional security arrangements to build a stronger region […]

Secretary General Meg Taylor’s Welcome Remarks to the 2018 Clean Pacific Roundtable

WELCOME REMARKS 2018 Clean Pacific Roundtable Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General   20 August 2018 Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Suva, Fiji   The Prime Minister of […]

Being a Smaller Islands States Attaché – by Moira Simmons Avafoa

My name is Moira Simmons-Avafoa, I am from Tuvalu, a country surrounded by an ocean (Exclusive Economic Zone) that is more than 29000 times larger than […]

Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific Turns 30

The Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP) celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year. The CROP was first endorsed by Pacific Islands Forum Leaders in […]

Introductory remarks by Secretary General Meg Taylor DBE to the University of the South Pacific’s Research Week

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS BY DAME MEG TAYLOR,  SECRETARY GENERAL Opening of Research Week by the Honourable Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Neioti Aiono Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister of the […]

Welcome to the 49th Pacific Islands Forum by President Baron Divavesi Waqa

Ekamowir omo! The people of Nauru welcome all to the 49th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting.
Some know Nauru as the smallest island nation in the world, but we have never felt this way because we are a large ocean state and a member of a much bigger family, the Pacific Islands Forum. Together, we are one ‘blue continent’ covering more than 35million square kilometers of oceanscape.
 

Keynote Address by H.E President Baron Divavesi Waqa to the Pre-Forum Media Workshop

Opening of the PINA media workshop 31 August 2018 Nauru Keynote Address by His Excellency President Baron Divavesi Waqa, MP Ekamawir Omo and welcome to Nauru. […]

Pacific Perspectives on the New Strategic Landscape – Address by Hon Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi

“Pacific perspectives on the new geostrategic landscape” Address by the Hon Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi Lowy Institute, Sydney AUSTRALIA 30th August, 2018 Chairman Sir Frank […]

Pacific Island Forum Secretariat Statement at the APEC Third Senior Officials Meeting

Statement at the APEC Third Senior Officials Meeting 19-20 August 2018 Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. delivered by Mr Shiu Raj, Director Programmes and Initiatives Chair, […]

Secretary General Meg Taylor’s opening remarks to the Pacific ACP Leaders meeting

OPENING STATEMENT BY THE SECRETARY GENERAL Dame Meg Taylor Pacific ACP Leaders Meeting   3 September 2018 Nauru   Excellencies Senior Officials of the Pacific ACP […]

President of Nauru and Chair of the Pacific ACP Group, Baron Divavesi Waqa’s Opening Statement to the Pacific ACP Leaders Meeting

Pacific ACP Heads of State and Heads of Government Secretary General, Dame Meg Taylor Heads of the Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific Ladies and […]

Summary Decisions of the 2018 Pacific ACP Leaders Meeting

PACIFIC ACP LEADERS MEETING Aiwo District, Nauru 3 September 2018 SUMMARY DECISIONS   Pacific Members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (PACP) group Leaders and their […]

Statement by Secretary General Meg Taylor at the Opening Ceremony of the 49th Pacific Islands Forum

STATEMENT BY THE SECRETARY GENERAL Dame Meg Taylor Opening Ceremony for the 49th Pacific Islands Forum and Related Meetings 3 September 2018 Nauru   The Honourable […]

President of Nauru and Forum Chair, President Baron Waqa’s opening remarks to Forum Dialogue Partners

Fellow Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Honourable Ministers Excellencies Representatives of Forum Dialogue Partners Ladies and Gentlemen On behalf of the people and Government of Nauru, and […]

Partnerships for a stronger Pacific highlighted at 49th Pacific Islands Forum

Strengthening regional security and resilience was the focus of the 49th Pacific Islands Forum meetings between Pacific Leaders, Dialogue Partners, and Forum Observers in Nauru today.

Remarks by the Prime Minister, Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, Outgoing Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum

Remarks by the Prime Minister, Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi Outgoing Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum 3 September 2018, Nauru The President of the Republic of […]

Summary of Decisions for the 28th Smaller Islands States Leaders Meeting

TWENTY EIGHTH SMALLER ISLAND STATES LEADERS MEETING  Nauru  3 September 2018   SUMMARY OF DECISIONS   The Pacific Islands Forum Smaller Island States (SIS) Leaders Meeting […]

Forty-Ninth Pacific Islands Forum Nauru, 3rd – 6th September 2018

FORTY-NINTH PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM Yaren, Nauru 3 – 6 September, 2018 FORUM COMMUNIQUÉ   The Forty-Ninth Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) was held in Yaren, Nauru from […]

Boe Declaration on Regional Security

Forum Leaders: Recognising and reaffirming our endorsement of the Biketawa Declaration in the year 2000 and recalling the principles underpinning the Biketawa Declaration such as commitment […]

Keynote Address by Secretary General Meg Taylor to the 2018 State of the Pacific Conference

Keynote Address by Secretary General Meg Taylor, DBE 2018 State of the Pacific Conference   Australia National University Canberra, Australia Monday, 8 September 2018   Introduction […]

Introductory Remarks by Deputy Secretary General Cristelle Pratt at the International Partnership for Blue Carbon Meeting

  On behalf of the Secretary General as well as in her capacity as the Pacific Ocean Commissioner, a good morning and warm greetings from your […]

Keynote Address by Dame Meg Taylor at the Pacific Preparatory Meeting for the 6th Asia Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development

  Pacific Preparatory Meeting for the 6th Asia Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development Tanoa International Hotel Nadi, Fiji Monday, 24 September 2018   Head of ESCAP […]

Meeting of Pacific Islands Forum Leaders with the United Nations Secretary-General

Leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum met with United Nations Secretary-General Mr. António Guterres on 28 September at United Nations Headquarters, New York, in the margins […]

Keynote address by Dame Meg Taylor to the Workshop on the Establishment of an Earth Observation Platform

Keynote Address Dame Meg Taylor Establishment of an Earth Observation Platform to Support Pacific Island Nation Environmental, Climate and Livelihood Needs – Consultation Workshop   Brisbane […]

Pacific Leadership on Ocean Management and Conservation

The need for urgent collective action to sustainably manage, use and conserve the Blue Pacific oceanic continent and its resources was a recurring theme raised by Pacific Islands Forum Leaders both at the Pacific Islands Forum …..Read more.

Regionalism Sub-Committee Looking for new Smaller Island States Representative

25th October 2018 The Pacific Islands Forum’s Specialist Sub-Committee on Regionalism is looking for a new member to represent its Smaller Islands States. “This is an […]

Empowerment, Inclusiveness & Equality: Tracking Sustainable Development in the Pacific

By: Nauru President & Pacific Islands Forum Chair, H.E Baron Divavesi Waqa At this year’s Pacific Islands Forum, Leaders endorsed the region’s first Pacific Sustainable Development […]

Pacific Leaders Emphasise Action On Climate Change

Pacific Islands Forum Leaders have emphasised the need for action on climate change saying it is the single greatest threat to the livelihood, security and well-being of Pacific people.
The point was made often as Forum Leaders and Ministers addressed the the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in September.
Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said “The Pacific region is already facing the destructive impacts of climate change and disasters. Cyclones, floods, droughts. Sea level rise and ocean acidification are taking their toll on the health and well-being of our peoples, environment and economies. Disaster related economic losses in Pacific island countries as a percentage of GDP are higher than almost anywhere else in the world.”
“Our people are waiting, the world is watching. It is incumbent on each individual leader and country to raise the level of ambition not just as an inspirational goal, but as deliverables of the Paris Agreement. For the Pacific peoples and our Blue Pacific region, urgent ambitious action on climate change is the only option.”

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