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 three staff, namely Dr Andrea GIACOMELLI, Trade Policy and Aid-for-Trade Advisor, Ms Maxine HUNTER, Trade Policy Officer, 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 2022

January -February

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

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Year 2021

January -February

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

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Year 2020

January –February

March –April

May-June

July –August

September –October

November -December

 

Media:

Date Release Weblink
24 August 2022 Dr GIACOMELLI at the launching of the Pacific E-commerce Portal

 

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28 July 2022 Mr Noah KOUBACK at PIF – Australia session of the Aid-for-Trade Global Review 2022: The Pacific Case: Implementation of the Pacific Aid-for-Trade Strategy Click here
28 July 2022 Ambassador FALEMAKA at WTO session of the Aid-for-Trade Global Review: Implementing the WTO agreement on fisheries and subsidies Click here
27 July 2022 Dr GIACOMELLI at the ADB session of the Aid-for-Trade Global Review: Leveraging trade and digital agreements for sustainable development Click here
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)

Click here (recording – requires sign-in)

26 April 2022 Ambassador FALEMAKA at UNCTAD high-level eCommerce Week event: Powering an Inclusive Digital Economy Click here (concept)

Click here (recording)

 

28 April 2022 Dr GIACOMELLI at UNESCAP event of the UNCTAD eCommerce Week: Advancing cross-border paperless trade: Nurturing a digital trade environment 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
Switzerland
Telephone: +41 22 730 1730
Fax : +41 22 730 1733
Email: info@pifs-geneva.ch