Republic of Korea

FORUM DIALOGUE MEMBERSHIP ESTABLISHED: 1995

MOST RECENT STATEMENT TO THE PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM:

Statement to the 50th Pacific Islands Forum (2019)

Statement to the Kainaki II to COP 26 – Pacific Islands Forum High-Level Roundtable on Urgent Climate Change Action (2020)

ADDITIONAL DIALOGUE MECHANISMS:

Korea-Pacific Islands Foreign Ministers Meeting established 2011, last met 2021.

The Republic of Korea also hosts annual meetings of Korea – Pacific senior officials.

REGIONAL FUNDING MECHANISM: Established in 2008, the Korean Government provides regional development cooperation through the ROK-PIF Cooperation Fund, administered by the Forum Secretariat and delivered through CROP agencies and a Korean partner. The Fund is currently USD 1.5 million per year. Recent projects supported under the Fund include COVID-19 economic recovery, climate prediction services, and combatting illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing through remove sensing surveillance.

DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS IN FORUM MEMBER STATES: 4 (Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea)

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