13/06/2018
Legislating for climate smart DRM Group Photo

Legislating for climate smart disaster risk management in the Pacific

Legislating for climate smart disaster risk management (DRM) is one of the many ways in which the Pacific region is working together to strengthen its resilience […]
30/05/2018
Pacific Resilience Partnership

Inaugural Meeting of the Pacific Resilience Partnership Taskforce

United in their commitment to an integrated and inclusive approach for resilient development in the Pacific, representatives of government, civil society, private sector, regional agencies, and […]
23/05/2018
Dame Meg Taylor addressing the first Pacific Resilience Partnership Taskforce meeting.

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 […]
10/05/2018
Pacific Leaders meet French President Macron

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 […]
04/05/2018
Pacific Leaders France Group Photo

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 […]
25/04/2018

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. Key to how our region responds to climate change and extreme weather events and their impacts on our island homes and our resources is the nature and extent of our resilience. It requires Pacific Islands Forum members to invest in pathways towards economic, social, and environmental resilience. It requires our Governments to complement their respective approaches with input and contributions from development partners, including the private sector, who are key to resource mobilisation and to implementation. It also requires civil society to play a key role, to ensure effective links between policies and practice are well established and they endure.
06/06/2017

Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor’s Remarks to the Oceans Conference Going to scale in the ocean: From large scale MPAs to Whole Domain Management and Beyond

United Nations Ocean Conference New York 6 June 2017   Salutations Prime Minister, Minister, Excellencies Members of the Diplomatic corps Representatives of regional and international organisations […]
31/01/2017

Deputy Secretary General, Cristelle Pratt’s remarks to the Pacific Women’s Climate Change Negotiators Workshop

Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat 31 January – 3 February 2017   It is indeed a pleasure – on behalf of the Secretary General of the Pacific […]