Pacific Islands Forum

Pacific Leaders Ramp Up Loss and Damage Finance Facility Demands as COP27 Negotiations Reach ‘Crunch Time’
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Pacific Leaders Ramp Up Loss and Damage Finance Facility Demands as COP27 Negotiations Reach ‘Crunch Time’

As negotiations at COP27 heat up nearing the conclu­sion of the conference this weekend, Pacific Island leaders are...

Removal of Two Chinese Defence Attaches False, Police Confirm
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Removal of Two Chinese Defence Attaches False, Police Confirm

The FPF stresses that at no point during the Forum Fisheries Agency meeting was anyone “kicked” out, nor did “...

Samoa to Host Commonwealth Head of Governments Meeting: Patricia Scotland
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Samoa to Host Commonwealth Head of Governments Meeting: Patricia Scotland

It will be the first time a small island state would host this meeting.

Outgoing Forum Chair Finally Speaks with Kiribati President
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Outgoing Forum Chair Finally Speaks with Kiribati President

Mr Bainimarama reaffirmed Mr Maamau’s collective agreement to continue to dialogue and to find a resolution to thi...

Cook Islands to Host Forum Meeting Next Year
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Cook Islands to Host Forum Meeting Next Year

The Cook Islands will hold the next Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting in 2023.

US Plans to Triple Funding for Pacific
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US Plans to Triple Funding for Pacific

The United States government has assured Pacific Island leaders of expanding the overall economic relationship with ...

Australia Wants To Host COP29
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Australia Wants To Host COP29

The Government of Australia has shown interest to host the Conference of the Parties (COP29) with the Pacific.

Look Within: Forum Chair
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Look Within: Forum Chair

‘Will we be assertive, or will we leave it to others to decide our fate?"

China Rubbishes Claims of Hand in Kiribati Move
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China Rubbishes Claims of Hand in Kiribati Move

China has rubbished claims of any involvement in Kiribati’s withdrawal from the Pacific Islands Forum. The Chinese...

China Has No Issues With Exclusion From Development Partner’s Dialogue
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China Has No Issues With Exclusion From Development Partner’s Dialogue

Despite the exclusion, Mr Bo said PIFS had their full support.

A-G: Pacific To Continue Fight For Ocean At COP27
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A-G: Pacific To Continue Fight For Ocean At COP27

“The global community faces major challenges when it comes to the Paris agreement to assure and enable consistent ...

Leaders Set Vision, Direction For A Blue Pacific Region
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Leaders Set Vision, Direction For A Blue Pacific Region

"As African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) states we share mutual interests and opportunities in our engagements"

PIF Chairman Bainimarama Positive Despite Kiribati Withdrawal Move
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PIF Chairman Bainimarama Positive Despite Kiribati Withdrawal Move

The Micronesians had earlier threatened withdrawal from PIF because they felt it was their turn to hold the post whi...

Saying No To Coups
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Saying No To Coups

Church is now devoted to being peacemakers.

More Regional Leaders Arrive Today and Tomorrow
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More Regional Leaders Arrive Today and Tomorrow

New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, will join more Pacific Island leaders arriving today for the start o...

Commonwealth’s Patricia Scotland To Attend Meeting
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Commonwealth’s Patricia Scotland To Attend Meeting

The Commonwealth secretary-general Patricia Scotland will attend the Pacific Islands Forum meeting that begins on Mo...

New Zealand’s PM Ardern and Associate Foreign Minister to Attend PIF Meeting
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New Zealand’s PM Ardern and Associate Foreign Minister to Attend PIF Meeting

New Zealand’s Associate Foreign Minister Aupito William Sio will arrive in Fiji today to represent Aotearoa New Ze...

Fiji Prepares To Welcome Forum Leaders For The 51st Pacific Islands Forum
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Fiji Prepares To Welcome Forum Leaders For The 51st Pacific Islands Forum

The Forum Meetings in Suva will culminate in the launch of the 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent which ha...

Everyone’s Duty To Raise Awareness On The Protection Of Our Ocean: Fisheries Minister
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Everyone’s Duty To Raise Awareness On The Protection Of Our Ocean: Fisheries Minister

Mr Koroilavesau also emphasised on the importance of organic farming to help protect our ocean. “In protecting ...

Real Results Called For Amidst COVID-19 Economic Crisis: Puna
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Real Results Called For Amidst COVID-19 Economic Crisis: Puna

Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General, Henry Puna, has called for an economic vision to deliver real results, in r...

Fiji To Get Top Level US Urgency
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Fiji To Get Top Level US Urgency

Tony Greubel, the Suva-based United States Embassy Charge de Affaires, has reminded top official John Kerry about en...

Fiji Will Not Interfere With Palau’s Decision, Says PS Yogesh Karan
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Fiji Will Not Interfere With Palau’s Decision, Says PS Yogesh Karan

The Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs Yogesh Karan said Fiji will not interfere with Palau’s decision to clo...

Ratu Inoke Kubuabola Excellent Choice For Secretary-General Of PIF
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Ratu Inoke Kubuabola Excellent Choice For Secretary-General Of PIF

The seasoned diplomat and former Minister for Foreign Affairs has the right credentials for this high profile job.

China Complements Aid to Fiji And The Region By Australia And New Zealand
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China Complements Aid to Fiji And The Region By Australia And New Zealand

Why then the fuss over its so-called growing influence? Fiji has excellent working relations with China

Now On To Canberra With Aussies Facing The Climate Change Heat
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Now On To Canberra With Aussies Facing The Climate Change Heat

Instead of stepping up, Australia had side-stepped an opportunity along with its ‘Pacific Family’ to convince th...

PM Bainimarama In Frontline Of Discussions As Leaders Focus On Regional Issues
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PM Bainimarama In Frontline Of Discussions As Leaders Focus On Regional Issues

Top of the agenda is climate change. The small island states in their pre-forum meeting have reaffirmed their suppor...

Fiji Prime Minister Praised For His Commitment In Addressing Climate Change By Tuvaluan Prime Minister
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Fiji Prime Minister Praised For His Commitment In Addressing Climate Change By Tuvaluan Prime Minister

Mr Bainimarama’s presence in the annual event is significant because this is the first time, after a decade, that ...

New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister To Attend Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers’ Meeting In Fiji
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New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister To Attend Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers’ Meeting In Fiji

In a statement released by the New Zealand government earlier today stated, the Foreign Ministers’ Meeting is an i...

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