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Moving the Pacific Region Towards the Education 2030 Agenda

In 2014, Forum Leaders endorsed a Pacific Vision that supported and promoted peace, harmony, security, social inclusion, and prosperity, so that all Pacific people can lead free and healthy lives. The Framework for Pacific Regionalism represents the Forum Leaders’ political commitment to regionalism as a means to achieving this vision. Four principle objectives underpin this commitment: sustainable development, economic growth, strengthened governance systems and institutions, and security for all.
In 2017, Forum Leaders endorsed The Blue Pacific as the core driver of collective action for advancing the Leaders’ Pacific Vision. This narrative reaffirms the shared ownership of the Pacific Ocean and the connection of all Pacific peoples with their natural resources, environment and livelihoods and aims to harness their shared ocean identity, geography and resources to drive positive socio-cultural, political and economic development.

Opening Remarks by Director Policy, Paki Ormsby, to Launch the Pacific Regional Education Framework

Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat WEDNESDAY 31 OCTOBER 2018   Hon Ministers of Education Members of the Diplomatic Corp Invited Guests Ladies and Gentlemen On behalf of […]

Smaller Island States Adviser Visits Cook Islands

26th October 2018 The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat’s Smaller Island States (SIS) Adviser Tasha Siaosi visited Rarotonga on the 21st – 25th of October, 2018 to […]

Observer Statement by Dame Meg Taylor to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Ministers Meeting

  Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Ministers Meeting   Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Thursday, 15 November 2018   The Honourable Rimbink Pato, Chair of the APEC […]

Remarks by Deputy Secretary General Cristelle Pratt to the Official Launch of the Pacific Partnership on Ending Violence Against Women

Suva, Fiji Monday, 26 November 2018   Excellencies Senior Officials of Member Countries; CROP agencies; and Regional Law Enforcement Secretariats Head of Cooperation at the European […]

New Pacific Partnership Addresses Gender Equality and Violence Against Women

26th November 2018 In the Pacific region up to two in every three women are impacted by domestic violence and gender-based violence – twice the global […]

Deadline Extended for Applications to Represent Smaller Islands States on Regionalism Sub-Committee

28th November 2018 The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat has extended the closing date for applications from individuals wishing to represent the Smaller Island States on the […]

Negotiating Ambitious Global Climate Action at COP24

This week members of the Pacific Islands Forum will join the global community in Poland for COP24, a meeting of the United Nations aimed at tackling […]

Pacific Island Countries Need Scaled Up Access To Climate Change Finance

By Honourable Henry Puna, Prime Minster of the Cook Islands – A key priority for my fellow Pacific Leaders and negotiators currently attending the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24), is accessing climate finance, across all finance mechanisms of the UNFCCC and Paris Agreement.
The Cook Islands is a country comprising of 15 islands in the heart of the South Pacific.  Under a variety of potential climate change scenarios, each one of these islands are at great risk due to sea level rise, extreme rainfall events, storm surges, strong winds or extreme high air temperatures. This disturbing reality is shared by most of the ten million Pacific islanders who inhabit the oceanic continent we call the Blue Pacific.
As our people work to adapt their communities to deal with the effects of a changing climate, our countries must again call for the scaling up of climate related financing. Our small economies simply cannot afford these efforts on their own. We seek committed and reliable partners who can help us continue with our mitigation strategies and our adaptation needs.

Pacific Islands Forum Statement to the High Level Segment of COP 24

Statement from the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Delivered to the High-Level Segment of COP 24 Wednesday, 12 December 2018 Katowice, Poland President of the COP, In […]

Remarks by Samoa Prime Minister, Hon. Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi on "Understanding the Ocean Climate Crosswalk: A Pacific Perspective"

Remarks by Hon. Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi At the Office of Pacific Ocean Commissioner Event “Understanding the Ocean Climate Crosswalk: A Pacific Perspective” Pacific and Koronivia […]

The ocean plays an integral part in the climate system

The Pacific Islands States who believe that the Ocean plays an integral part in the climate system say that the Blue Pacific Continent they have stewardship of cannot afford the risks of exceeding 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
These sentiments have been shared time and again by Pacific Islands representatives at COP 24 and those who have presented in a myriad of side events at the Pacific and Koronivia Pavilion in Katowice, Poland.
Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi said “The recent IPCC 1.5 degrees Special Report shows that a 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming is not just a limit for Small Islands Developing States, but it is a limit for everyone.”
“From extreme weather events to sea level rise, from slowed economic growth to biodiversity loss, the report speaks to the risks of exceeding 1.5 degrees Celsius. For our Blue Pacific continent, it is a risk we cannot afford,” he emphasized.

Post-Cotonou Negotiations

New Partnership Agreement between the Members of the Organisation of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States (OACPS), and the European Union (EU) A new Partnership Agreement between […]

Pacific Ocean Commissioner calls for Pacific people to be centre of negotiations on international treaty on the high seas

Pacific officials preparing for a major international meeting to agree an international treaty on the high seas must remember that they negotiate on behalf of the […]

Pacific Islands Forum Regional Policy Consultations begin for 2019

This week sees the beginning of the Pacific Islands Forum’s programme of Regional Policy Consultations for 2019. The programme running through February to the end of […]

Keynote address by Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General “The China Alternative: Changing Regional Order in the Pacific Islands”

KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY DAME MEG TAYLOR, SECRETARY GENERAL  “The China Alternative: Changing Regional Order in the Pacific Islands” Friday 08 February 2019 University of the South Pacific, […]

High Level Dialogue Between Pacific ACP States and the European Union for ACP-EU Negotiations for a Post-Cotonou Treaty

  26 February, 2019 APIA, Samoa: Pacific Leaders reinforced that the region would continue to strive for partnerships that are committed to building on regionally determined […]

Opening Remarks Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi at EU-ACP Dialogue on Post Cotonou Negotiations

Tuesday 26th February, 2019 Excellencies, Pacific ACP Leaders Honourable Dussey, ACP Group Chief Negotiator Commissioner Mimica, EU Chief Negotiator Honourable Ministers Secretary-General, Dame Meg Taylor Secretary […]

Opening Remarks to the Center for Strategic & International Studies US-Pacific Dialogue "Strengthening the US-Pacific Islands Partnership"  by Deputy Secretary General, Cristelle Pratt

RE-EXAMINING THE US-PACIFIC ISLANDS RELATIONSHIP Opening Remarks to the Center for Strategic & International Studies US-Pacific Dialogue “Strengthening the US-Pacific Islands Partnership”  by Deputy Secretary General, […]

DSG Cristelle Pratt’s Opening Address at the 2019 Regional CSO Forum

DSG Cristelle Pratt’s Opening Address at the 2019 Regional CSO Forum 9:00am 20 March 2019 Main Conference Center   Greetings   On behalf of the Secretary […]

Pacific Resource for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Finance Launched

4.30pm (Fiji Standard Time), Tuesday 26 March 2019 SUVA, Fiji: A practical resource for countries dealing with the escalating impacts of climate change and disasters from […]

BBNJ Treaty Negotiations open in New York

  Nauru Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Margo Deiya, delivers the opening statement on behalf of the Pacific Islands Forum Chair at negotiations at […]

Forum Economic Ministers Meeting opens in Suva, Fiji

Forum Economic Ministers Meeting opens in Suva, Fiji Opening Remarks by the Chair The Honorable David Adeang, Minister of Finance, Republic of Nauru 2 pm (Fiji […]

Peer Review of Vanuatu’s SDGs Reporting is a Global First

Joint Statement by the Government of Vanuatu and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat  10 am (Port Vila Time) Thursday 23 May 2019 PORT VILA, Vanuatu – […]

Statement by Honorable Osea Naiqamu on World Ocean Day 2019

Statement by Hon Osea Naiqamu Minister for Forestry and Acting Minister for Fisheries Government of Fiji World Ocean Day 07th June 2019 Salutations Excellencies Members of […]

Statement by the Pacific Ocean Commissioner and the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum, Dame Meg Taylor, on World Ocean Day 2019

PACIFIC OCEAN COMMISSIONER’S STATEMENT WORLD OCEANS DAY 7 June 2019 The Honourable Osea Naiqamu, Minister for Forestry and Assistant Minister for Fisheries Distinguished guests Students and […]

Pacific Regional Workshop on Post Cotonou Negotiations Opens in Suva

12:30pm (Fiji Standard Time) Thursday 13 June 2019 Suva, Fiji – Representatives from 13 Pacific Island States gathered at the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) in […]

People’s Republic of China Provides Annual Development Cooperation Funding to PIFS

10:30am (Fiji Standard Time) Friday 14 June 2019 Suva, Fiji – The Government of the People’s Republic of China today confirmed support of US $1.2million to […]

Pacific Officials Prepare for UN Negotiations on Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction

12.00 pm (Fiji Standard Time), Friday 28 June 2019 Suva, Fiji- Pacific Negotiators gathered at the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat this week to strategise and prepare […]

Launch of Negotiations on the EU-Pacific Regional Protocol for the Post-Cotonou Framework

09:00am (Fiji Standard Time), Monday 08 July 2019 Suva, Fiji – The Pacific ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific) States and the European Union (EU) held their […]

Opening Statement by the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum, Dame Meg Taylor, at the Smaller Island States Officials Meeting

SECRETARY GENERAL’S STATEMENT SMALLER ISLAND STATES OFFICIALS MEETING Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat 22 July 2019 Distinguished Senior Officials of the Smaller Island States Representatives of the […]

Opening Statement by the Director, Programmes and Initiatives, Zarak Khan, at the PIFS-WTO-IISD+PEW Regional Workshop on Fisheries Subsidies for the Pacific

DIRECTOR PROGRAMMES AND INITIATIVES STATEMENT PIFS-WTO-IISD+PEW REGIONAL WORKSHOPS ON FISHERIES SUBSIDIES FOR THE PACIFIC Nadi, Fiji 22 July 2019 Strahinja Ivanovic, Representative of the WTO; Alice […]

Opening Remarks by the Chair of the Forum Foreign Ministers Meeting 2019

OPENING REMARKS BY THE HONOURABLE DAVID ADEANG Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat 26 July 2019 The Honourable Henry Puna, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Honourable Ministers […]

Pacific Islands Forum Ministerial Meetings Conclude in Suva

5:30pm (Fiji Standard Time), Friday 26 July 2019 Suva, Fiji – Two Ministerial meetings, held ahead of the Pacific Islands Forum (13 – 16 August), concluded […]

Opening Statement by the Pacific Islands Forum at the 3rd Session of the Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction

 OPENING STATEMENT BY FAKASOA TEALEI Deputy Permanent Representative Tuvalu  Permanent Mission to the United Nations New York 19 August 2019 Madam President, I have the honour […]

The Kainaki II Declaration is a Signal of our Strength

Written by Dame Meg Taylor Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum 28 August 2019 Suva, Fiji – It was indeed an emotional moment when Pacific Leaders and […]

EU-Pacific Regional Protocol 4th Joint Negotiating Session

4:30pm (Fiji Standard Time), Thursday 29 August 2019 Suva, Fiji: Lead negotiators of the Pacific States of the African, Caribbean, Pacific (PACP) Group met with European […]

Outcomes of the 2019 PIF Civil Society and Private Sector Dialogues Released

11:30am (Fiji Standard Time), Wednesday 04 September 2019 Suva, Fiji – The outcomes of two important meetings held at the recent 50th Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu […]

PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM SECRETARY GENERAL STATEMENT: PASSING OF THE PRIME MINISTER OF TONGA, HON. SAMIUELA ‘AKILISI PŌHIVA

03:45pm (Fiji Standard Time), Thursday 12 September 2019 Suva, Fiji: Tongan Prime Minister Samiuela ‘Akilisi Pōhiva would be remembered as a compelling advocate for democracy and […]

Forum Leaders – UN Secretary-General Meeting: Opening Remarks by Troika Chair

Forum Leaders –  UN Secretary-General Meeting Conference Room 7 21 September 2019   Chaired by His Excellency Lionel Rouwen Aingimea M.P President of the Republic of […]

Regional Trade Agreements

Regional Trade Development and Integration What We Do: Achieving high levels of sustained economic growth is an important development policy objective for Forum countries. The Framework […]

Opening Remarks by the Deputy Secretary General, Cristelle Pratt, at the Pacific Ocean Alliance Workshop

DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL for Pacific Ocean Commissioner – OPENING REMARKS PACIFIC OCEAN ALLIANCE WORKSHOP Suva, Fiji 01 October 2019 Distinguished Members of the Pacific Ocean Alliance […]

Opening Statement by Pacific Ocean Commissioner, Dame Meg Taylor, at the Pacific Ocean Alliance Meeting

PACIFIC OCEAN COMMISSIONER – OPENING STATEMENT PACIFIC OCEAN ALLIANCE MEETING Suva, Fiji 03 October 2019 Excellencies, The UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean, H.E. Amb […]

Opening Statement by Pacific Ocean Commissioner, Dame Meg Taylor, at the Pacific Ocean Alliance Meeting

PACIFIC OCEAN COMMISSIONER – OPENING STATEMENT PACIFIC OCEAN ALLIANCE MEETING Suva, Fiji 03 October 2019 Excellencies, The UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean, H.E. Amb […]

Pacific Ocean Alliance Meeting, 01 -04 October 2019

5:30pm (Fiji Standard Time), Friday 04 October 2019 Suva, Fiji: The Pacific Ocean Alliance has met over the last week in Fiji to discuss ways in […]

Remarks by the Secretary General, Dame Meg Taylor, at the Launch of the Boe Declaration Action Plan

Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum – Dame Meg Taylor Remarks to Launch the Boe Declaration Action Plan 15 October, 2019 Suva, Fiji Chair of […]

Remarks by the Secretary General, Dame Meg Taylor, at the 3rd China – Pacific Island Countries Economic Development and Cooperation Forum

Remarks by the Secretary General, Dame Meg Taylor 3rd China-Pacific Island Countries Economic Development and Cooperation Forum “Openness and Cooperation, Sharing and Development” 20-21 October 2019 […]

Remarks by the Secretary General, Dame Meg Taylor, at the Early Childhood Forum

Remarks by the Secretary General, Dame Meg Taylor Early Childhood Forum “Implementing the Pasifika Call to Action on ECD”  23 October 2019  Nadi, Fiji His Excellency, […]

Welcome Remarks by the Secretary General, Dame Meg Taylor, at the Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting on the Beijing+25 Review

Welcome Remarks by the Secretary General, Dame Meg Taylor Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting on Beijing+25  29 October 2019 Suva, Fiji The Honourable Mereseini Vuniwaqa, Minister for […]

Pacific Islands Forum Chair Statement on US withdrawal from Paris Agreement

4 pm (Fiji Standard Time) Wednesday 06 November 2019  Suva, Fiji – Withdrawing from the Paris Agreement will act to undermine American influence and credibility in the […]

GRIFFITH ASIA LECTURE 2019 – Delivered by the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum, Dame Meg Taylor

GRIFFITH ASIA LECTURE 2019 Delivered by the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Dame Meg Taylor Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia 11 November 2019 Good evening. […]

Remarks by the Secretary General, Dame Meg Taylor, at the Launch of the book, “Framing the Islands: Power and Diplomatic Agency in Pacific Regionalism”

Remarks to launch the book – Framing the Islands: Power and Diplomatic Agency in Pacific Regionalism Delivered by the Secretary General ,Dame Meg Taylor 11 November […]

Pacific Islands Forum to Observe the 2019 Republic of the Marshall Islands General Election

Pacific Islands Forum to Observe the 2019 Republic of the Marshall Islands General Election 18 November 2019 Suva, Fiji – The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) has […]

Statement by the Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum at the Tuvalu – PIF Joint Reception, COP 25

Statement by the Hon Kausea Natano, Prime Minister of Tuvalu Tuvalu-PIFS Joint Reception Madrid, Spain 10 December 2019 Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen It is with great […]

Pacific Islands Forum Chair Statement on the Pacific Measles Pandemic

9:30am (Fiji Standard Time) Thursday 12 December 2019   Suva, Fiji – The Pacific Islands Forum Chair and Tuvalu Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Kausea Natano, […]

ACP -EUPrivate Sector Development for the Pacific Region – Information, Knowledge Sharing and Networking Event, Pacific

11:30am (Fiji Standard Time), Monday 16 December 2019 Nadi, Fiji: Private sector representatives including, micro-small-medium enterprises, financing institutions; and investment promotion authorities from the Pacific Region […]

ACP-EU PSD Information, Knowledge Sharing and Networking

ACP-EU PSD Information, Knowledge Sharing and Networking Opening Remarks by the Director Programmes and Initiatives, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Zarak Khan 16  December, 2019 Hon. Acting […]

Pacific Islands Forum Chair Statement on the Outcome of COP 25 in Madrid

8:00am (Fiji Standard Time), Saturday 21 December 2019 Funafuti, Tuvalu: The outcome of the recent climate negotiations at COP 25 in Madrid, Spain was utterly disappointing, […]

EU and PIFS Sign Two Financing Agreements Totaling EUR 94 million to Boost Climate-Sensitive Business, Trade and Investment in the Pacific

Suva, Fiji: The European Union (EU) and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) today signed financing agreements for the Pacific Regional Integration Support Programme (EUR 37 […]

Opening Remarks by the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum, Dame Meg Taylor, at the Forum Trade Ministers Meeting

Opening Remarks by the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum, Dame Meg Taylor,DBE Forum Trade Ministers Meeting Suva, Fiji 13 February 2020 His Excellency, Lionel […]

Pacific Islands Forum Meet to Plan Ahead for Last Round of High Seas Treaty Negotiations

26 February 2020 Suva, Fiji- The regional preparatory meeting for the fourth session of the Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) on Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction […]

Pacific Group Statement at the First Informal Trade Negotiations Committee/Heads of Delegations delivered by H E Barrett Salato, Ambassador of Solomon Islands

Pacific Group Statement at the First Informal Trade Negotiations Committee/Heads of Delegations delivered by H E Barrett Salato, Ambassador of Solomon Islands World Trade Organisation, Geneva, […]

Pacific Negotiators Pay Tribute to the Legacy of Ambassador Nandan

5:00pm (Fiji Standard Time), Wednesday 04 March 2020 SUVA, Fiji: The BBNJ negotiation Regional Preparatory Workshop ended over the weekend with reflections on the life, contributions and achievements […]

Statement by the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum on the WMO Report on the State of the Global Climate in 2019

5pm (Fiji Standard Time), Tuesday 17 March 2020 SUVA, Fiji: The Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum, Dame Meg Taylor has expressed concern on the […]

COVID -19 Updates from the Secretariat

COVID -19 Updates from the Secretariat Pacific Humanitarian Pathway on COVID-19: Updates Regional COVID-19 taskforce targets next steps in Humanitarian Pathway Friday 9th April, 2021-- A […]

Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers to Consider Regional Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

9:30am (Fiji Standard Time), Saturday 04 April 2020 SUVA, Fiji: The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the implementation of unprecedented response measures and restrictions by Governments across […]

Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers Agree to Establish a Pacific Humanitarian Pathway on COVID -19

Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum and Prime Minister of Tuvalu,Honourable Kausea Natano 10am (Fiji Standard Time), Wednesday 08 April 2020 SUVA, Fiji: Pacific Islands Forum […]

COVID-19 and Climate Change: We Must Rise to Both Crises

In the Pacific we aspire to endurance and sustainability. But progress is difficult to sustain when we face multiple threats that reverse decades of development gains in a matter of hours or days.

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens the integrity and prosperity of our Blue Pacific peoples, our communities and our economies. I respect and admire the leadership demonstrated by Members of the Pacific Islands Forum and the global community in their responses to this evolving crisis. Many Forum and other countries have put in place unprecedented measures to protect the health and livelihoods of their people, including major economic stimulus packages.

First Delivery of Medical Supplies Arrives through the Pacific Humanitarian Pathway on COVID-19

UPDATE  – 24 APRIL: Please note the second batch of medical supplies in this donation has now arrived in Fiji. 450K medical masks; 100K medical gloves; […]

The Pacific Aid for Trade Strategy (PAfTS 2020-2025) Development Partners’ Roundtable

2pm (Fiji Standard Time), Saturday 02 May 2020 SUVA, Fiji: The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and development partners are mobilising support for the Pacific Aid for […]

Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific Statement – Working together on the COVID-19 Crisis

12pm (Fiji Standard Time), Friday 8 May 2020 SUVA, Fiji: The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a global health emergency of unprecedented scale, which is threatening the […]

Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor’s Opening Remarks to the 2017 Pacific Update

Japan-Pacific ICT Multipurpose Theatre University of the South Pacific Laucala Campus 20 June 2017   Forums such as the Pacific Update are important for this region. […]

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