March 19, 2021

“We as a global community are failing to end violence against women and girls.”- Forum SG to WHO global prevalence panel

 The WHO 2021 report on  global prevalence of women experiencing Violence in their lifetimes shows Oceania leads the world in VAW stats. Worldwide the prevalence is […]
March 18, 2021

Pacific faces ‘constant state of recovery’ from disasters– Forum SG to International Conference on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure 

Keynote Address by Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum International Conference on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (ICDRI 2021) Session: “The Regional Forum for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) […]
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.
January 29, 2021

Forum Fale re-opening highlights regionalism journey-SG Dame Meg Taylor

REMARKS BY THE SECRETARY GENERAL Official Opening of the Reconstructed Pacific Islands Forum Fale 29 January 2021 LINK TO AUDIO  The Prime Minister of the Republic […]
January 27, 2021

 European Union provides FJD 14.3 million to strengthen Pacific Trade Capacity

The Ambassador of the European Union to the Pacific, H.E Sujiro Seam with the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum, Dame Meg Taylor at the […]
December 3, 2020

Stronger health systems, equitable vaccine access after COVID-19: Dame Meg ahead of UNGA Special Session

November 25, 2020

Churches play key role in breaking the barriers to gender equality: Dame Meg at ‘Break the Silence’ service

Since 2013, the Sunday before the 25th November has become ‘Break the Silence’ Sunday for the Christian network Talanoa, an alliance of Fijian women’s groups and […]
November 19, 2020

Climate Change Finance Micronesia workshop builds public-private sector collaboration

Yaren, Nauru, 12 November, 2020 – Stronger public-private collaboration and better understanding of how global climate change financing works are key takeaways from a sub-regional private […]
September 25, 2018

Keynote Address by Dame Meg Taylor at the Pacific Preparatory Meeting for the 6th Asia Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development

  Pacific Preparatory Meeting for the 6th Asia Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development Tanoa International Hotel Nadi, Fiji Monday, 24 September 2018   Head of ESCAP […]
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