18/06/2018

Toolkit to enrich civil society engagement in policy development around fisheries sector launched

The Pacific Islands Forum is committed to working closely with civil society and non-government organisations to develop regional policy, and one sector in which this partnership […]
01/06/2018

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. […]
11/05/2018

2018 FEMM: Regional Initiatives To Improve Statistical Services For Pacific Countries

  FORUM ECONOMIC MINISTERS MEETING AND FORUM ECONOMIC OFFICIALS MEETING 25-27 April 2018 Koror, Palau             STANDING AGENDA ITEM REGIONAL INITIATIVES TO IMPROVE STATISTICAL SERVICES […]
25/04/2018

Forum Economic Ministers to Discuss Investments to Build Resilient Ocean States

The repercussions of a warming planet are increasing both in intensity and in frequency. This is the case whether they are extreme, sudden, or slow onset weather and climate events. Either way they demand nothing less than innovative actions, and strengthened collaboration and cooperation of all stakeholders. Key to how our region responds to climate change and extreme weather events and their impacts on our island homes and our resources is the nature and extent of our resilience. It requires Pacific Islands Forum members to invest in pathways towards economic, social, and environmental resilience. It requires our Governments to complement their respective approaches with input and contributions from development partners, including the private sector, who are key to resource mobilisation and to implementation. It also requires civil society to play a key role, to ensure effective links between policies and practice are well established and they endure.
25/04/2018

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 […]
29/03/2018

Civil Society Diplomacy Strengthened at Regional Meeting

Suva, Fiji (March 29, 2018) - Increasing population movements, economic progress, human security and governance have been identified by participants at the annual regional Civil Society Organisations’ (CSO) Forum last week as thematic priority policy areas for consideration by the Pacific leadership. These priority policy areas were agreed to by representatives from across the Pacific following national consultations prior to their participation at the regional CSO Forum held at the Forum Secretariat in Suva last week. They will be presented to the Forum Economic Ministers meeting in Palau in April, and the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders meeting in Nauru in September, by representatives selected by CSOs during the Forum. Specific issues under these thematic priority areas include youth entrepreneurship and women’s financial inclusion, migration and finance in relation to the impacts of climate change Pacific communities are grappling with, and the importance of regional policy recognition for issues including effective border control and support for indigenous people’s rights.
28/03/2018

Solomon Islands Launches its Climate Change and Disaster Risk Finance Assessment Report

  Honiara, Solomon Islands (March 28, 2018) – The Solomon Islands celebrated a milestone this week with the launch of its Climate Change and Disaster Risk […]
20/03/2018

Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat consults on regional policies in French Polynesia

Papeete, French Polynesia (March 20, 2018) – Region-wide policy consultations across Pacific Islands Forum members to ensure an inclusive approach to addressing common issues reaches one of […]
09/03/2018

Papua New Guineans have a lot to offer the Pacific region and the Blue Pacific

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (March 9, 2018) – Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor met with Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Peter O’Neill today a […]