01/11/2018
Paki Ormsby speaking at PacREF Launch

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 […]
01/11/2018
Launching the Pacific Regional Education Framework

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.
11/12/2015

Stories of Gender Progress in the Pacific

Gender equality is a priority for the Pacific and there are many initiatives across the region that illustrate the progress being made. These messages come through […]
06/09/2012

Reference Group on Sexual and Gender based Violence welcomes Gender Declaration

The Pacific Islands Forum Reference Group to Address Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) has welcomed the adoption by Pacific Island Forum Leaders of the Pacific […]
29/06/2012

Taiwan/Republic of China hands over assistance to CROP agencies

Several agencies of the Council of the Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP) will benefit from US$500,000 out of the Taiwan/ROC Regional Development Assistance Fund for […]
14/05/2012

Vanuatu student outlines education needs to 9th FEdMM

Port Vila, Vanuatu– A 14-year old Grade 8 student of Vanuatu has been given the opportunity of addressing a Forum Education Ministers’ Meeting on the education […]
10/05/2012

Forum Education Ministers to discuss priorities for the region

Port Vila, Vanuatu– Education priorities for the region will be high on the agenda when Forum Education Ministers gather for their 9th meeting to be held […]
07/09/2011

Forum SIS Leaders want urgent action on climate change

[Auckland, New Zealand] Forum Smaller Island States (SIS) Leaders have called for more urgent action by the global community to curb the rate of climate change […]
06/09/2011

Climate change remains challenge for Forum SIS

Climate change remains the overwhelming challenge in the development pursuits of Smaller Islands States (SIS) within the Pacific Islands Forum. In his opening remarks at the […]