Pacific Island Development Forum’s Secretary General, François Martel, was invited to attend the ACP National and Regional Authorizing Officers / Ministerial meeting from 24th to 27th in Dili, East-Timor. The meeting gathering representatives of the government, private sector and civil society aimed to exchange experience and difficulties in relation to EDF 11th programming, and to share views on the challenges of development financing in the Pacific.
Pacific Island Development Forum’s climate change advisor, Dr. Mahendra Kumar, is attending and supporting the PICs at the UNFCCC meeting of the Subsidiary Bodies currently underway in Bonn, Germany. The Bonn Climate Change Conference opened on Monday 16 May, 2016 at the World Conference Centre and will continue for 2 weeks.
The Secretary General of the PIDF, François Martel together with the High Commissioner of the Solomon Islands in Fiji His Excellency Patteson Oti signed the Memorandum of Understanding formalizing the hosting by the Solomon Islands of all PIDF Leadership Meetings for 2016 and 2017 on 7th May, 2016. Altogether six high level meetings are scheduled to be hosted in Solomon Islands.
The Republic of Guinea acknowledged the accomplishments of the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) and the lead role undertaken on the formulation of the Suva Declaration following a courtesy visit by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Republic of Guinea, Honourable Sylla Senkoun, to the PIDF Secretariat on Thursday 28th April, 2016.
The islands nation of Tokelau on 27 April, 2016 represented by Ulu O Tokelau Aliki Faipule Afega Gaualofa signed the PIDF Charter signalling the formal admission of Tokelau to the Pacific Islands Development Forum.
Tokelau has been a strong supporter to the concept of the Pacific Islands Development Forum since its inception in 2012 and has contributed to all its Summits and consultations.
ICRC and PIDF to Explore Areas of mutual Collaboration
The Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Secretariat and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will continue to explore areas of mutual collaboration especially in the areas of climate induced migration and disaster displacement and for preparations for the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul Turkey 23-24 May 2016.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) during its 43rd Session in Nairobi, Kenya, from the 11-13 April 2016 have agreed to proceed with the Special Report on 1.5°C overwhelming previous opposition from some sections of the scientific community who strongly opposed doing a Special report on 1.5°C.
The Cuban Ambassador to Fiji His Excellency, Mario Alzugaray Rodríguez, who was in country to present his credentials to His Excellency the President of the Republic of Fiji, made a courtesy visit to The Pacific Islands Development Forum Secretariat (PIDF) on Friday, 1st April, 2016.
The Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Secretariat’s Secretary General, Mr François Martel made a high level presentation for Canberra Diplomatic Missions at the High Commission of the Republic of Fiji in Australia on Tuesday 15 March, 2016. Attended by more than 40 representatives from Canberra based missions and close to 10 ambassadors the presentation provided
It’s time to action the implementation of discussions and outcomes of the COP21 in the Pacific and we need to do it collectively with one message and one voice. This came out clearly at the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Secretariat’s Senior Officials Committee meeting held at the USP ICT Centre on March 11, 2016.
It was also unanimously agreed to by all in attendance that Pacific Island countries need to identify regional priorities with a common goal aligned to the discussions and resolutions of the Paris, COP21 meetings which will form part of a roadmap for advocacy and implementation championed by PIDF at regional and international forums
A courtesy call was made to the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) by Polish Special Envoy Ambassador Pawel Milewski on 11 March 2016 to discuss potential areas of partnership and support.
The visit allowed PIDF Secretary General, Mr François Martel to provide an overview of the PIDFs major accomplishments in terms of establishing the Pacific’s only participatory platform on sustainable development and empowering the Pacific to take ownership of their development outcomes.
A high level delegation from the Solomon Islands, led by their Prime Minister, Honourable Manasseh Sogavare, met with the Pacific Islands Development Forum Secretariat Secretary General, Mr François Martel yesterday, 9th March, 2016.
March 7, 2016
The Pacific Island Development Forum (PIDF) extends to all women their best wishes as we acknowledge International Women’s Day today, 8th March, 2016.
Today is a time to reflect on progress made and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.
Worldwide, women continue to contribute to social, economic, cultural and political achievement and we have much to celebrate today. The 2016 theme for International Women’s Day is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”, which is aligned to the 2030 Agenda for the new Sustainable Development Goals….