September 22, 2021

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 […]
January 29, 2021

“Our strength lies in our solidarity”- Fiji’s clear call for regionalism.

This year marks 50 years since the founding of the Pacific Islands Forum. Six sovereign nations and the Cook Islands came together in Wellington in 1971 to form what was then the South Pacific Forum. The small island states of the Pacific were newly independent, and soon more would join as new nations formed from the rapidly diminishing colonial presence in our part of the world. Today we are 18 full members, plus associate members and partner states. Our success, however, is not just measured by our membership, because this is not a club; it is measured by our accomplishments, because we are a forum of sovereign nations confronting serious challenges in our region. With the support from the larger countries of Australia and New Zealand and other partner states and organizations, Pacific Island states have boldly and unashamedly asserted our interests and exercised our rights as sovereign nations through this forum. We have never assumed that our size should relegate us to a back seat in determining the future of this region—or indeed, the world. And we never will. So as we mark our golden anniversary this evening, we must take the opportunity to reflect on what we have achieved together, as one collective through the Pacific Islands Forum—and celebrate those achievements. Together, we fought for a nuclear-free Pacific and committed to the Rarotonga Treaty. Together, we negotiated and advocated what became the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea—and we are asserting our rights under that convention. Together, we have refined and committed to a region of democracy, peace and strengthened regional security.
December 15, 2020

Ministerial Statement: First meeting of states parties to the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty

MINISTERIAL STATEMENT OF THE FIRST MEETING OF THE STATES PARTIES TO THE SOUTH PACIFIC NUCLEAR FREE ZONE TREATY 15 December 2020 WE, the States Parties to […]
April 8, 2020
Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum and Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Hon. Kausea Natano.

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 […]
June 14, 2019

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 […]
June 13, 2019

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 […]
November 28, 2018
Tuvalu waterfront

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 […]
November 8, 2018
Ballot being cast in New Caledonia Referendum 2018

Interim Statement From The Pacific Islands Forum Ministerial Committee To The New Caledonia Referendum

INTERIM STATEMENT – 8th November 2018 The Pacific Islands Forum Ministerial Committee to New Caledonia deployed across the three provinces of New Caledonia to observe the referendum […]
September 6, 2018
Forum Leaders Photo 2018

Forty-Ninth Pacific Islands Forum Nauru, 3rd – 6th September 2018

FORTY-NINTH PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM Yaren, Nauru 3 – 6 September, 2018 FORUM COMMUNIQUÉ   The Forty-Ninth Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) was held in Yaren, Nauru from […]
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