August 27, 2021

Where to next for the nuclear-free Blue Pacific? Full-circle insights with Samoa’s Ali’ioaiga Feturi Elisaia

Every journey has four distinct features.   A point of reference, a starting line, sign posts, and a final destination. My point of reference for the Rarotonga Treaty was the establishment of the Pacific Islands Forum as a separate entity from the South Pacific Commission 50 years ago in August 1971. It was significant because it provided space for Pacific Leaders to discuss peace and security and political issues freely which they couldn't do within SPC because the metropolitan powers were present, and some of the issues were sensitive and directly affected some of them. So issues like Independence, Decolonization and Nuclear testing became the Pacific Forum's DNA.
December 13, 2018
Samoa PM at COP24

Statement by Prime Minister of Samoa, Hon Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi to the COP24 High Level Segment

Statement by Hon Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister of the Independent State of Samoa at the “Conference of Parties [COP24] of the UN Framework Convention […]
December 7, 2018
Samoa, Cook Islands, & Kiribati Climate Finance Representatives at COP24

Pacific Island Countries Demonstrate Leadership on Climate Finance

7th December 2018 Katowice, Poland – December 7, 2018: Pacific island countries have demonstrated leadership and a strong commitment to enhancing their ability to access and […]
August 7, 2018
2018 Forum Officials Committee

Statement by Secretary General Meg Taylor DBE to the 2018 Forum Officials Committee

  7 August 2018 Taumeasina Island Resort Apia, Samoa   Members of the Forum Officials Committee CROP Agency Representatives and Observers Colleagues Firstly, I would like […]
May 23, 2018

Pacific Trade Officials Prepare for World Trade Organisation Negotiations

Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Fiji (May 23, 2018) – Senior officials of Pacific trade, fisheries, agriculture and commerce sectors are in Suva this week for a collective […]
May 8, 2018

Esther Lameko-Poutoa: Representing Polynesia on the Specialist Sub-Committee on Regionalism

The Specialist Sub-Committee on Regionalism welcomed four new members recently. Representing Polynesia is Esther Lameko-Poutoa. Ms. Lameko-Poutoa is currently working as a Practicing Chartered Accountant & […]
April 25, 2018

Forum Economic and Finance Ministers look at Pacific Resilience

Koror, Palau (April 25, 2018) – Strengthening the economic resilience of the Blue Pacific region is the focus of the Pacific Islands Forum Economic Ministers Meeting […]
March 19, 2018

Samoa makes its contribution to regional policy consultations

Apia, Samoa (March 19)– Policy consultations to inform the development of regional initiatives called for by Pacific Islands Forum Leaders are taking place this week in […]
September 5, 2017

Opening Address by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Mailelegaoi of Samoa to open the 48th Pacific Islands Forum 2017

Address by The Hon. Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi Prime Minister of the Independent State of Samoa & Chair of the 48th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting […]
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