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Statement By Forum SG On The Situation In The Solomon Islands

Monday, 29 November 2021, 6:23 am | Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

28th Nov, 2021, PIF-SUVA -- The Solomon Islands is a valued member of the Pacific Islands Forum and as part of the Forum Family, it is with deep regret that we have watched the evolving situation in Honiara. I am especially concerned by the deaths ... More >>

Forum Ministerial Observers To New Caledonia

Monday, 29 November 2021, 6:21 am | Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

28th Nov, 2021, PIF-SUVA -- The Pacific Islands Forum is deploying the Forum Ministerial Committee to New Caledonia to observe New Caledonia’s third and final independence referendum under the 1998 Noumea Accord on 12 December 2021. The Committee is led ... More >>

Forum Chair Addresses APEC 2021 Ministerial From COP26

Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 7:33 am | Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM CHAIR Hon. Josaia V. Bainimarama,  Fiji Prime Minister, Minister for i-Taukei Affairs, Sugar Industry, Foreign Affairs and Forestry STATEMENT AT THE APEC MINISTERIAL MEETING (delivered virtually) Chair, Ministers, Ni sa Bula ... More >>

PIF Secretary General Welcomes Climate Commitments By Australia, New Zealand Heading Into COP26

Monday, 1 November 2021, 7:10 am | Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

1 November 2021 As COP26 begins today in Glasgow, the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), Mr Henry Puna has commended the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand for their latest climate announcements towards the collective Blue ... More >>

Pacific Young Climate Leaders Call For Urgent Climate Action Ahead Of COP26

Monday, 25 October 2021, 6:00 pm | Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Pacific Young Climate Leaders call for urgent climate action ahead of COP26 Eight Pacific Young Climate Leaders shared their experiences of climate resilience and activism in an inaugural dialogue with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General, ... More >>

Forum Statements: SG Puna Shares Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Focus With Africa

Friday, 22 October 2021, 6:56 am | Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM SECRETARY GENERAL HENRY PUNA at the 5th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty (Treaty of Pelindaba) Your Excellency, the Chair of the African Commission on Nuclear Energy, Distinguished ... More >>

Pacific Leaders Raise Climate Stakes For COP26 And 1.5 Degree World

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 7:11 pm | Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Wed 6 October, 2021 — Pacific Island nations are stepping up their preparations for COP 26 in Glasgow in the next month. The Pacific ACP States have issued a joint statement (see link above) on Urgent Climate Action for a 1.5 degree World. The high-level ... More >>

Forum Leaders To Meet With UN Secretary-General Guterres

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 8:00 pm | Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

PIF-HQ, SUVA, September 23 2021-- Pacific Islands Forum Leaders will meet with the United Nations Secretary-General, H.E António Guterres, in the margins of the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly. The meeting will be held virtually 24 September ... More >>

Statement By Henry Puna, Secretary General Of The Pacific Islands Forum At The 2021 Pacific ACP Officials Meeting

Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 6:19 am | Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Mr Esala Nayasi, Deputy Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Chair of the Pacific ACP Officials Meeting Heads of Delegations and Representatives of PACP Member Countries Representatives of the Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific Ladies and ... More >>

Pacific Forum Members Hold Third Briefing With Japan Regarding Fukushima Treated Nuclear Wastewater

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 6:01 am | Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Wed 15th September 2021 —Pacific nations continue to raise questions and concerns in closed briefing sessions around plans by Japan to discharge over a million tonnes of treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the Pacific ... More >>

Trade, Market Access Work On Standards And Measurement Continues With Pacific Quality Infrastructure Initiative

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 5:56 am | Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Pacific nations keen to improve the quality of goods and services and facilitate market access for their products have put standards and measurement systems under the spotlight this week, as part of the Pacific Islands Forum’s Pacific Quality ... More >>

SG Puna Statement To Third Japan-PIF Briefing On Fukushima Wastewater

Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 5:50 am | Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Welcome and Opening Remarks by Secretary General Henry Puna at the Third Briefing Session with the Government of Japan regarding its intention to discharge ALPS Treated Water into the Pacific Ocean Distinguished Delegates of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ... More >>

Forum News: Fiji Parliament Approves Ratification Of 2005 Agreement

Thursday, 19 August 2021, 4:54 pm | Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

I offer my warm congratulations to the Republic of Fiji for its unanimous approval in Parliament today, to ratify the 2005 Agreement Establishing the Pacific Islands Forum. It is a historic moment for Fiji and for our Forum family. Upon Fiji’s ratification, ... More >>

Fifty-First Pacific Islands Forum Communique

Wednesday, 11 August 2021, 7:19 pm | Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

The Fifty-First Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Retreat was held virtually on 6 August 2021, and was attended by the Heads of State, Government, and Territories of Australia, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, ... More >>

Creative Competition For Climate Resilience Awards Emerging Pacific Talent

Wednesday, 11 August 2021, 6:00 am | Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

ForumSec, Suva, Tuesday 10 August 2021 – A total of 20 emerging youth artists, poets, and filmmakers from across the Blue Pacific have been recognised in creative competition documenting climate change and resilience. Under the theme ‘Our Actions ... More >>

Statement By Henry Puna, Secy Gen, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Oceans Commissioner On The IPCC Working Group 1 Report

Tuesday, 10 August 2021, 7:14 pm | Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Statement by Henry Puna, Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Oceans Commissioner, On the IPCC Working Group 1 report on the Physical Science basis of the sixth assessment The latest IPCC Working Group 1 Report this week confirms what ... More >>

Forum Secretary General Puna Congratulates New Samoa Prime Minister, Hon Fiame Mata’afa

Sunday, 25 July 2021, 4:10 pm | Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

I offer my congratulations to the Hon. Fiame Naomi Mata’afa on being confirmed as the Prime Minister of Samoa. As Samoa’s first woman prime minister, it is a historic moment for Samoa, and our Forum family. I urge all parties involved to continue ... More >>

Pacific Prepares For High Level Economic, Trade Meetings

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 5:55 am | Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Wednesday 7th July, PIFS SUVA—Pacific post COVID-19 recovery and climate change are expected to dominate a series of back-to-back high level Pacific Forum meetings planned for next week. Agenda items, themes, and papers for Forum economic and trade ... More >>

Climate Change, COVID-19, Oceans- PALM 9 Continues Strong Japan-Pacific Partnership

Monday, 5 July 2021, 6:08 am | Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

(PIF-HQ, Suva, released Saturday 3 July,2021) – Pacific Islands Forum Leaders and the Prime Minister of Japan, Hon. Yoshihide Suga, have completed their virtual Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting, the PALM 9, reaffirming the PALM partnership and ... More >>

Pacific Access To Finance Solutions Highlighted At Roundtable

Monday, 21 June 2021, 6:02 am | Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

LINK TO OUTCOMES 21st Jun 2021 — A roundtable organised by the governments of the UK and Fiji, and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat on 9 June, has delivered an outcomes document aimed at practical priorities for improving access to concessional ... More >>