Permanent Delegation of the Pacific Islands Forum to the United Nations, World Trade Organisation, and Other International Organisations in Geneva

Permanent Representative, Ambassador Mere Falemaka

The Pacific Islands Forum Geneva Office comprises two areas of work: trade and non-trade. The Trade area consists of two sections. The Trade Negotiations section provides policy and technical advice on multilateral trade issues to Forum Islands Countries which are members of the World Trade Organization, and coordinates their participation in multilateral negotiations. The Aid-for-Trade Section assists Forum Island Countries, individually and collectively, to make a better use of Aid-for-Trade opportunities provided by Geneva and Europe-based organisations. Non-trade work commenced in 2019, following the Forum Leaders’ decision to extend the Office’s mandate to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Geneva. Engagement on non-trade matters is currently being prioritised.

The PIF Geneva Office is headed by Permanent Representative, Ambassador Mere FALEMAKA, and is supported by two staff, namely Dr Andrea GIACOMELLI, Trade Policy and Aid-for-Trade Advisor, and Ms Lorraine MAIRE, Administrative Assistant.

In addition, the Geneva Office hosts the Europe desk of Pacific Trade Invest, which is headed by Trade Commissioner Jodie STEWART. The desk focuses on the development and promotion of Pacific Island exports in Europe and the United Kingdom.

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Year 2022

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March-April May-June
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Year 2021

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March -April May-June
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Year 2020

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28 April 2021 Dr GIACOMELLI at UNESCAP event of the UNCTAD eCommerce Week: Advancing cross-border paperless trade: Nurturing a digital trade environment  

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26 April 2021 Ambassador FALEMAKA at UNCTAD high-level eCommerce Week event: Powering an Inclusive Digital Economy Click here (concept)

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26 April 2022 Director KHAN at PIFS event of the UNCTAD eCommerce Week: Regional Approaches to E-Commerce in The Pacific Islands Countries Click here (concept)

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4 March 2022 Pacific Islands Digital Trade Dialogue Click here (agenda)

Click here (recording and outcomes)


27 July 2021 Ambassador FALEMAKA at IISD webinar – Trade and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: Implications for developing countries Click here
24 March 2021 WTO Aid-for-Trade Stocktake 2021 – Session 13: Leveraging Pacific Regionalism to Support Economic Recovery and Resilience Click here
 26 January 2021 Ambassador FALEMAKA Webinar on LDC Graduation and Trade Click here
25 September 2020 Ambassador FALEMAKA at UN-ESCAP, Regional Conversation on Resilient Supply Chains and Connectivity Click here
3 June 2020 Ambassador FALEMAKA at UNIDO webinar on linkages between COVID-19 and Quality Infrastructure Click here

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10 June 2020 Australia Doubles Support for Pacific Islands Forum Geneva Office Click here

Contact Information:
Permanent Delegation of the Pacific Islands Forum to the United Nations, World Trade Organization, and Other International Organizations in Geneva
1, Rue du Pre-de-la-Bichette, 1202 Geneva
Telephone: +41 22 730 1730
Fax : +41 22 730 1733

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