19/07/2018

Securing the potential and well-being of the Blue Pacific by Meg Taylor DBE, Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum

Effective regional security underpins the vision outlined in the theme for this year’s Pacific Islands Forum: Building a Strong Pacific: Our People, Our Islands, Our Will. The security of our people and their environment is crucial for sustainable growth and development, and the way we organise ourselves to protect and nurture our Blue Continent must be something we decide for ourselves. “Securing the wellbeing and potential of The Blue Pacific is at the centre of the Forum Agenda”, said Forum Chair and Prime Minister of Samoa, the Hon. Tuilaepa Malielegaoi at the Korea-Pacific Forum Foreign Ministers Meeting in Seoul last December. “Protecting The Blue Pacific will require a collective security architecture that recognizes, promotes and provides security in the broadest sense of the term. There is commitment to working together to ensure the security of our shared ocean geography, resources and ecosystems therein, from unsustainable exploitation and illegal activities, including illegal fishing and transnational crime. This is a time of profound change; and this change is taking place at an unprecedented pace. Geo-strategic competition between major world powers has once again made our region a place of renewed interest and strategic importance. Climate change increasingly affects our people in a variety of ways including increased severe weather events, scarcity of food and water, and displaced communities. Information and communication technologies (ICT) are burgeoning and with them issues relating to cyber security and cyber enabled crime. Within this context, at the Forum Leaders meeting in Apia last year, Leaders directed the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat to engage in consultations to refresh our existing security arrangements to meet the regions current and future security challenges.
18/06/2018
Dame Meg Taylor to Biketawa Plus Workshop

Opening Remarks by Meg Taylor DBE, Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum at the Biketawa Plus Security Declaration Workshop

Opening Remarks by Meg Taylor, DBE, Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General Pacific Islands Forum Members Workshop on the Biketawa Plus Security Declaration Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat […]
27/06/2017

RAMSI hailed a success for regional partnership as final Enhanced Consultative Meeting held in Solomon Islands

Honiara, Solomon Islands:The Pacific Islands Forum’s Enhanced Consultative Mechanism (ECM) on the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) held its final meeting yesterday in Honiara […]
12/08/2016

2016 Forum Foreign Ministers Meeting – Outcomes

Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers Meeting  12 August 2016 Forum Secretariat, Suva, Fiji The first standing meeting of Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers was held at […]
08/06/2016

Acting Secretary General Andie Fong Toy’s Opening Remarks at the Forum Regional Security Committee Meeting

Suva, Fiji 8 – 9 June 2016   Chair Distinguished representatives of Forum Member countries and Associate Members Distinguished representatives of observer organisations Ladies and gentlemen   […]
20/08/2014

10th meeting of the Enhanced Consultative Mechanism on the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI)

The 10thmeeting of the Enhanced Consultative Mechanism (ECM) on RAMSI will be held in Honiara, Solomon Islands on 21 August 2014. The ECM was established by […]
05/06/2012

Forum officials and CSOs discuss conflict prevention

Forum Regional Security Committee (FRSC) Officials from ten countries together with representatives of civil society and RAMSI officials gathered at the Forum Secretariat on Monday 4 […]
20/05/2012

Forum Ministers welcome improvements in RAMSI

In the Outcomes Statement released at the end of their meeting, the Forum Ministerial Standing Committee noted the implementation of the SIG-RAMSI Partnership Framework to date […]
05/09/2011

Pacific Islands Forum and Secretariat relevant

The Pacific Islands Forum and its Secretariat is as relevant today as it was forty years ago. Addressing the Pacific Islands News Association/Forum Secretariat Forum Regional […]