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.

Bi – Monthly Updates

Year 2021

January -February

March -April May-June
July -August September -October

November-December

 

Year 2020

January –February

March –April

May-June

July –August

September –October

November -December

 

Year 2019

January-February

March-April

May-June

July-August

September-October

November-December

 

Year 2018

January-February

March-April

May-June

July-August

September-October

November-December

 

Media:

Date Release Weblink

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

 

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25 September 2020 Ambassador FALEMAKA at UNCTAD Trade Policy Dialogue on the Multilateral Trading System

 

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(password: CwTPaVK5)

 

25 September 2020

 

Ambassador FALEMAKA at UN-ESCAP, Regional Conversation on Resilient Supply Chains and Connectivity

 

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28 May 2020

 

Ambassador FALEMAKA at UNIDO webinar on linkages between COVID-19 and LDC graduation

 

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3 June 2020

 

Ambassador FALEMAKA at UNIDO webinar on linkages between COVID-19 and Quality Infrastructure

 

Click here (access password 5m$61=88)

 

10 June 2020

 

Australia Doubles Support for Pacific Islands Forum Geneva Office

 

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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
Switzerland
Telephone: +41 22 730 1730
Fax : +41 22 730 1733
Email: info@pifs-geneva.ch

 

 

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