386 results found for: Blue Pacific

From Rarotonga to Pelindaba: Pacific joins 25th anniversary of African Nuclear Weapon Free Zone Treaty

PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM SECRETARIAT COMMEMORATION OF THE 25th ANNIVERSARY OF THE OPENING FOR SIGNATURE OF THE AFRICAN NUCLEAR WEAPON FREE ZONE TREATY 12 April 2021 FORMAL […]

Statement by Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum, Regarding the Japan Decision to Release ALPS Treated Water into the Pacific Ocean

Statement by the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Dame Meg Taylor 13 April 2021 Suva, Fiji: In my capacity as Depositary of the South […]

To advance women and gender, address the root causes: SG Taylor to South-South Dialogue

STATEMENT BY DAME MEG TAYLOR SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM   UN Women Gender in Focus South-South Dialogue with the Caribbean   Thursday 15 […]

Leaders Summit on Climate showed progress, but fell short of Pacific expectations

24 April 2021 Suva, Fiji Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General, Dame Meg Taylor has welcomed the new climate targets announced by the USA, Japan, UK and […]

Progress towards restoring solidarity of the Pacific Islands Forum family: Statement from Forum Chair, Tuvalu PM, Hon. Kausea Natano

STATEMENT BY THE CHAIR OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM PRIME MINISTER OF TUVALU HONOURABLE KAUSEA NATANO  PROGRESS TOWARDS RESTORING THE SOLIDARITY OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM […]

Strong international cooperation “absolutely imperative” in face of global challenges- Dame Meg Taylor to ESCAP 77th Session

Sub-regional Perspectives on Building Back Better from Crises through Regional Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific Forum Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor 10:00-11:00 (GMT+7), 28 April […]

World Press Freedom Day 2021, Statement from SG Dame Meg Taylor

Statement of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General, Dame Meg Taylor on World Press Freedom Day, May 3 For immediate release   Today, the 3rd of […]

“We don’t have the luxury of time”- Forum Chair calls for international support at launch event for Pacific’s $US1.5b resilience facility

Virtual Launch of the Pacific Resilience Facility (PRF) Prospectus and Logo Statement by the Honourable Kausea Natano, Prime Minister of Tuvalu and Chair of the Pacific […]

Pacific Resilience Facility prospectus, logo launch a “necessary stepping stone” towards global pledging event, says SG Taylor.

Welcome Address by Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Virtual Launch of the Pacific Resilience Facility (PRF) Prospectus and Logo Wednesday 12 […]

Prospectus and logo launch are “significant milestones” for Pacific Resilience Facility – statement by working group chair

Address by Mr Garth Henderson, Financial Secretary and CEO, Ministry of Finance and Economic Management, Cook Islands, Chair of the PRF-Technical Working Group, at the launch […]

“We have had enough”– Tuvalu’s Prime Minister on why the world needs to get behind the Pacific Resilience Facility

Climate change is our Pacific reality.

Climate-induced disasters in the Pacific are now more frequent and severe. We are more at risk than any other region in the world. Five major cyclones have swept through the Pacific since 2015, causing losses of up to two-thirds of our GDP. In a matter of hours, one disaster wipes out a generation of development gains. Vulnerable communities, particularly women and girls, are most affected.

Focus on the Forum family for Secretary General Henry Puna

 Tuesday 25th May 2021–The new Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Henry Puna says he is coming into the role with an open mind, confidence […]

Forum Troika Leaders farewell ‘custodian for regionalism’ at final meet with Dame Meg Taylor

 SUVA, FIJI – 26th May 2021—Dame Meg Taylor has completed her six-year term as Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum. Dame Meg Taylor received tributes […]

Secretary General, Henry Puna’s Opening Statement at Briefing for Forum Members by the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General – Opening Statement Briefing for Forum Members by the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, regarding […]

One Earth, One Atmosphere, One Global Ocean- Pacific Oceans Commissioner on World Ocean Day 2021

Statement by the Honourable Henry Puna Pacific Oceans Commissioner, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum 8 June 2021 THE OCEAN: LIFE AND LIVELIHOODS • Honourable […]

Innovative financing required to mobilise ambitious ocean agenda- Forum Chair Natano on World Oceans Day

WORLD OCEANS DAY JUNE 8 STATEMENT BY THE CHAIR OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM , PRIME MINISTER OF TUVALU AND THE HONOURABLE KAUSEA NATANO Talofa from […]

SG Puna continues Pacific call for revision, rethink of access to development finance

OPENING REMARKS BY THE HONOURABLE HENRY PUNA, SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM PACIFIC SIDS ACCESS TO FINANCE DIALOGUE 9 June 2021 Excellencies, • Ladies […]

Pacific nations in briefings with IAEA, Japan on proposed plans for Fukushima wastewater

June 15th, 2021 —Since Japan’s April 13th announcement of its plans to discharge treated wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the Pacific Ocean, […]

Pacific SIDS Dialogue on Access to Finance on 9 June 2021 – Outcomes, Joint media release

Pacific access to finance solutions highlighted at roundtable. 21st June, 2021—A roundtable organised by the governments of the UK and Fiji, and the Pacific Islands Forum […]

Sea-level rise and its impacts, focus of UN Consultative Process on Oceans and Law of the Sea

(PIF-HQ, Suva, Monday 21st June,2021) – Sea-level rise and its impacts were the focus of the 21st Meeting of the UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on […]

Keynote Address by Dr. Filimon Manoni Virtual Workshop on Innovative Climate Financing Instruments: Supporting Post Covid-19 Pandemic Recovery in Asia-Pacific Small Island Developing States

Keynote Address by Dr. Filimon Manoni, Deputy Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Virtual Workshop on Innovative Climate Financing Instruments: Supporting Post Covid-19 Pandemic Recovery […]

Pacific climate finance workshop calls for innovative instruments to support COVID-19 recovery

25 June 2021, online— Government officials and policymakers across Asia and the Pacific have discussed new and innovative climate finance instruments geared towards scaling up climate […]

Civil society brings ‘realistic, authentic voice’ to bureaucratic policy space- SG Puna to Pacific CSO Forum 2021

OPENING STATEMENT BY SECRETARY GENERAL HENRY PUNA 2021 REGIONAL CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM 28 June 2021     Kia Orana and warm greetings from Auckland. I thank […]

Shaping the future of air connectivity– Opening remarks by SG Puna to Regional Aviation Ministers Meeting

OPENING REMARKS,  PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM SECRETARY GENERAL HENRY PUNA VIRTUAL REGIONAL AVIATION MINISTERS MEETING 30 JUNE 2021   The Honourable William Samb, Minister of Transport and […]

9th Japan-Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting, PALM9- Opening/Closing Remarks from Forum Chair, Hon. Kausea Natano

Opening Remarks by The Honourable Kausea Natano, Prime Minister of Tuvalu and Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum   to the  9th PACIFIC ISLANDS LEADERS MEETING (PALM […]

Leaders Declaration: Japan- PALM9, 2nd July 2021

The Ninth Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM9) Leaders Declaration Overview 1. The Ninth Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM9) was held virtually on July 2, 2021. The […]

Climate change, COVID-19, Oceans- PALM 9 continues strong Japan-Pacific partnership

PIF HQ, Suva (July 2, 2021) – Pacific Islands Forum Leaders and the Prime Minister of Japan, Hon. Yoshihide Suga, have completed their virtual Pacific Islands […]

Resilience no longer an aspiration, but a necessity- SG Puna to Pacific Youth

OPENING REMARKS BY THE PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM SECRETARY GENERAL HENRY PUNA 2021 PACIFIC RESILIENCE MEETING- YOUTH FORUM  VIRTUAL SESSION,  5th July 2021   Mr Sevuloni Rokomatu […]

‘We will fight back, together, and win back, together’- SG Puna to Forum Economic Officials 2021

Opening remarks, Pacific Islands Forum SG Henry Puna Forum Economic Officials Meeting, FEOM 2021 6 and 7th July, 2021   Thank you  Chair of the Forum […]

‘Our people, Our Journey: nurturing Pacific Resilience from Home’ – Opening Remarks from the Forum Chair at the Pacific Resilience Meeting

Opening Remarks at the 2021 Pacific Resilience Meeting Delivered by the Honourable Kausea Natano Prime Minister of Tuvalu and Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum 06 […]

Pacific prepares for high-level Economic, Trade meetings.

Wednesday 7th July, PIFS SUVA—Pacific post COVID-19 recovery and climate change are expected to dominate a series of back-to-back high level Pacific Forum meetings planned for […]

Vaka Moana values for an ‘inspiring’ UN Ocean Decade to 2030-Pacific Ocean Commissioner Statement

SATELLITE ACTIVITY FOR AN INSPIRING AND ENGAGING OCEAN- UN OCEAN DECADE   8 July 2021  Vaka Moana: A Journey to An Inspiring and Engaging Pacific Ocean  Statement by […]

Leverage collective bargaining power for trade benefits- SG Puna to Pacific ACP Trade officials meet

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS SECRETARY GENERAL HENRY PUNA Pacific ACP Trade Officials Meeting Suva, Fiji/Online 8th July 2021     Mr. Shaheen Ali, Chair of the Pacific Trade […]

COVID-19 vaccination at the forefront of Trade recovery from pandemic – SG Puna to Forum Trade Officials

OPENING REMARKS PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM SECRETARY-GENERAL HENRY PUNA FORUM TRADE OFFICIALS MEETING 8 July 2021   Mr. Shaheen Ali, Chair of the Forum Trade Officials Meeting […]

Take stock, discuss policy options, consider ways forward to address post-COVID-19 economic challenges: Forum SG to FEMM 2021

PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM SECRETARIAT OPENING REMARKS BY THE SECRETARY GENERAL HENRY PUNA FORUM ECONOMIC MINISTERS MEETING 13 July 2021 The honourable Mark Brown, Prime Minister of […]

Urgent action needed to build Pacific resilience, economically vibrant and prosperous region– Forum Chair to FEMM 2021

Statement by Hon Seve Paeniu, Minister of Finance for Tuvalu and Chair of the Forum Economic Ministers Meeting (FEMM) at the opening of the 2021 FEMM, […]

Fiji receives Jack Ma Foundation COVID-19 protective equipment

 15th July, 2021–The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat has handed over medical supplies to the Fiji Government as it battles a surge of COVID-19 cases. The personal […]

Trade central to COVID-19 economic recovery- SG Puna to 2021 Forum Trade Ministerial

SECRETARY GENERAL HENRY PUNA OPENING REMARKS FORUM TRADE MINISTERS(VIRTUAL) MEETING (FTMM) July 16th, 2021   The Forum Trade Ministers Chair, Honourable Faiyaz Siddiq Koya, Minister for […]

2021 Pacific Islands Forum Economic Ministers Meeting (FEMM) Outcomes

2021 Forum Economic Ministers Meeting Outcomes 13-14 July 2021 (held Virtually) Download PDF   The 2021 Forum Economic Ministers Meeting (FEMM) was convened virtually on 13 […]

2021 Forum Economic Ministers Meeting

2021 Forum Economic Ministers Meeting 13-14 July 2021 Virtual Meeting   Outcomes 2021 FEMM Outcomes Document – Final   Opening Session Introductory Remarks by Mr Henry […]

Promote sustainable use of oceans- SG Puna to 5th France Oceania Summit

5th France-Oceania Summit  19 July, 2021  Remarks from Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General, Henry Puna Pacific Ocean Commissioner on Sustainable Oceans Management, Use and Conservation   His Excellency, Emmanuel Macron, President of the […]

Final Declaration of the 5th France-Oceania Summit, 19 July 2021

The 5th France-Oceania Summit, which was planned in Papeete on April 16, 2020, was held virtually on July 19, 2021. 1. We, Heads of State, Government […]

COVID-19, Climate Change, Oceans require genuine partnerships, international collaboration- Forum Chair to France-Oceania Summit

Opening Remarks by The Honourable Kausea Natano, Prime Minister of Tuvalu and Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum   5th France-Oceania Summit (virtual) July 19th, 2021 His […]

5th France – Oceania Summit focuses on COVID-19, climate change, ocean health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/20th July, Forum HQ, Suva, FIJI– The 5th France – Oceania Summit, co-chaired by Mr Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic and the Honourable […]

Outcomes Document: Joint Forum Trade and Economic Ministers Meeting, JFTEMM, July 2021

PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM SECRETARIAT JOINT FORUM TRADE AND ECONOMIC MINISTERS MEETING (JFTEMM) “Building Pacific Economic Resilience and Competitiveness Post-COVID 19” 16 July 2021 OUTCOMES DOCUMENT DOWNLOAD […]

5th France – Oceania Summit focuses on COVID-19, climate change, ocean health

23 July 2021, ForumSec SUVA, FIJI— The 5th France – Oceania Summit, co-chaired by Mr Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic and the Honourable Kausea […]

Opening Remarks by the SG at the Validation Workshop for Pacific Regional E-Commerce Strategy and Roadmap

Delivered by Henry Puna, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum 21 July 2021   The Honourable Faiyaz Siddiq Koya, Senior Trade Officials and representatives of […]

Statement : Forum Secretary General Puna congratulates new Samoa Prime Minister, Hon. Fiame Mata’afa

STATEMENT Secretary General Puna congratulates Hon. Fiame Mata’afa    24 July, 2021, SUVA, FIJI— I offer my congratulations to the Hon. Fiame Naomi Mata’afa on being […]

Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers discuss regional priorities at 2021 meeting

27th July 2021, Forumsec, Suva, FIJI—Forum Foreign Affairs Ministers will hear from Secretary General Henry Puna for the first time in their annual ministerial meet, the […]

Remarks by the Secretary General of the PIF at the Forum Dialogue Partners Briefing on the Outcomes from the Forum Ministerial meetings

Opening Remarks by Henry Puna,  Secretary General of the PIF at the Forum Dialogue Partners Briefing on the Outcomes from Forum Ministerial Meetings Delivered on 29 […]

2021 Forum Foreign Ministers Meeting (FFMM) Outcomes

2021 Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers Meeting Outcomes 27 July 2021 (Held Virtually) Download PDF   The 2021 Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers Meeting was convened […]

Founding collective vision for Forum is unchanged: SG Puna to Leaders

 HENRY PUNA, SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM  INAUGURAL STATEMENT  PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM LEADERS MEETING  Friday 6 August 2021    The Honourable Josaia V. Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji and Chair of the Pacific […]

Dialogue, consensus, solidarity- Tuvalu PM Natano reflects on highlights as Forum Chair at 51st Opening

2021 PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM LEADERS  51st MEETING  OPENING REMARKS  OUTGOING FORUM CHAIR – TUVALU PRIME MINISTER, HON. KAUSEA NATANO   Friday 6 August Excellencies, honourable Leaders, […]

Securing our Pacific future – Tuvalu Prime Minister reflects on two-years as Forum Chair

PIF-HQ, Friday 6th August, 2021–Following two years at the helm, Tuvalu concluded its tenure as Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) today, with Forum Leaders […]

“We can turn this around, if we act now.”- SG statement on IPCC report

Statement by Henry Puna  Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum  Pacific Oceans Commissioner  On the IPCC Working Group 1 report on the Physical Science basis of the sixth assessment  […]

Creative competition for climate resilience awards emerging Pacific talent

FULL LIST OF WINNING ENTRIES ForumSec, Suva, Tuesday 10 August 2021 – In a virtual award ceremony held today, a total of 20  emerging youth artists, […]

Fifty – First Pacific Islands Forum, Virtual, 6 August 2021

FIFTY – FIRST PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM COMMUNIQUÉ 6 August 2021   The Fifty-First Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Retreat was held virtually on 6 August 2021, and […]

Statement from SG Henry Puna: Fiji Parliament approves ratification of 2005 Agreement Establishing the Pacific Islands Forum

Statement by Secretary General Henry Puna on the Fiji Parliamentary approval of the 2005 Agreement Establishing the Pacific Islands Forum  I offer my warm congratulations to […]

Come with commitments to COP26: Forum Chair statement on IPCC report

Statement by Hon. Josaia V. Bainimarama Chair, Pacific Islands Forum Prime Minister of Fiji On the IPCC Working Group 1 report on the Physical Science basis […]

SG Puna congratulates RMI, Climate Vulnerable Forum on strong outcomes at Pacific Regional Dialogue

PIF Secretary General Henry Puna  Statement at the Climate Vulnerable Forum Pacific Regional Dialogue 2021 – Ministerial Meeting 5.30 – 7.00 pm Fiji time, Friday 3 […]

Pacific wants urgent, ambitious action on climate from governments, global community -SG Puna at Virtual Island Summit 2021

PIF Secretary General Henry Puna  Statement at the Virtual Island Summit 2021  Grand Opening Plenary – From the Pacific Islands to the World  10am Fiji time, […]

Climate financing must level up for Pacific realities: SG Puna to Climate Finance Talanoa

Opening Remarks by PIF Secretary General, Henry Puna Talanoa on Climate Finance Effectiveness in the Pacific: Are we on the right track? Joint initiative by the […]

Focus on the Teieniwa Vision–Forum SG Puna keynote to PINA Media Leaders, 2021 PINA 2nd CEO Media Summit on Integrity, Anti-Corruption

PIF Secretary General Henry Puna Summit Keynote ‘Reporting on Integrity & Anti-Corruption in the Pacific’ PINA 2nd CEO Summit, September 15 and 16, 2021   VIEW […]

SG Puna Opening Remarks, Third Briefing Session with the Government of Japan regarding its intention to discharge ALPS Treated Water into the Pacific Ocean

Welcome and Opening Remarks by Secretary General Henry Puna at the Third Briefing Session with the Government of Japan regarding its intention to discharge ALPS Treated […]

Pacific Forum Members hold third briefing with Japan regarding Fukushima treated nuclear wastewater

Wed 15th September 202—Pacific nations continue to raise questions and concerns in closed briefing sessions around plans by Japan to discharge over a million tonnes of […]

COVID-19, Climate change, Samoa Agreement: SG statement to Pacific ACP Officials meet

The following statement was delivered by Statement by Henry Puna,  Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum at the 2021 Pacific ACP Officials meeting, PACPOM, on Tuesday […]

“Room to improve” private sector role in climate finance- Deputy Manoni to MSG workshop

The following OPENING REMARKS to the  MELANESIA PRIVATE SECTOR WORKSHOP ON CLIMATE FINANCE were delivered via zoom on 21 September 2021 by Dr FILIMON MANONI, DEPUTY […]

UN Law of the Sea ‘central’ to the Declaration on Maritime Zones– SG Puna to 2021 Pacific Update

STATEMENT SG HENRY PUNA TO THE  2021 PACIFIC UPDATE EVENT, OPENING PANEL: POLITICS AND REGIONALISM   DECLARATION ON PRESERVING MARITIME ZONES IN THE FACE OF CLIMATE […]

Climate change still our existential threat- DSG Manoni opening remarks to Japan Joint Crediting Mechanism workshop

The following remarks were delivered virtually by PIF Deputy Secretary General Dr Filimon Manoni’ at the Japan Workshop for the Joint Crediting Mechanism, on Wednesday 22 […]

Building a secure, inclusive Pacific-addressing gender inequality in COVID-19 times: with Forum Gender Specialist, Dr. Fiona Hukula

Our Blue Pacific, like the rest of the world has had to reassess the way we do business, public service, and everyday life.
The COVID-19 pandemic has posed many challenges in our sea of islands, but it has also presented us the opportunity to build on our strengths-which lie very much in our kinship and relational ties as well as our ability to live of our land and sea. If anything, the pandemic has highlighted our need to continue to reflect on our dependence on imported goods, especially food and how we can live a more healthy and sustainable life. (Click headline for full article)

Forum Leaders to meet with UN Secretary-General Guterres

PIF-HQ,  SUVA, September 23 2021-– Pacific Islands Forum Leaders will meet with the United Nations Secretary-General, H.E António Guterres, in the margins of the 76th Session […]

UNGA76 statements, Joint Media Release: Pacific Leaders meet with United Nations Secretary-General

PIF-UN JOINT PRESS RELEASE Pacific Leaders meet with United Nations Secretary-General 23 September, 2021— Pacific Leaders met with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on 23 September […]

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