October 29, 2018
Pacific Leaders at UNGA

Pacific Leaders Emphasise Action On Climate Change

Pacific Islands Forum Leaders have emphasised the need for action on climate change saying it is the single greatest threat to the livelihood, security and well-being of Pacific people. The point was made often as Forum Leaders and Ministers addressed the the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in September. Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said “The Pacific region is already facing the destructive impacts of climate change and disasters. Cyclones, floods, droughts. Sea level rise and ocean acidification are taking their toll on the health and well-being of our peoples, environment and economies. Disaster related economic losses in Pacific island countries as a percentage of GDP are higher than almost anywhere else in the world.” “Our people are waiting, the world is watching. It is incumbent on each individual leader and country to raise the level of ambition not just as an inspirational goal, but as deliverables of the Paris Agreement. For the Pacific peoples and our Blue Pacific region, urgent ambitious action on climate change is the only option.”
June 1, 2018

Eliminating fisheries subsidies that contribute to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

Fisheries are a key source of economic opportunity for Pacific Islanders and Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ recognise fisheries as one of the regions sustainable development priorities. […]
July 5, 2017

Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Remarks at the Annual Ministerial Forum Fisheries Committee – Fourteenth Meeting

Mooloolaba, Australia 5 – 6 July 2017 Madam Chair, Honourable Ministers, at the outset permit me to extend warm greetings on behalf of Dame Meg Taylor, […]
June 6, 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 Distinguished […]
June 6, 2017

Deputy Secretary General Cristelle Pratt Remarks to the United Nations Ocean Conference Healers of the ocean: Asia-Pacific Women Leading Ocean Action on SDG 14

6 June 2017 Excellencies Members of the Diplomatic corps Representatives of regional and international organisations Distinguished guests Ladies and gentleman Good afternoon. It is an honour […]
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