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PIDF’s inclusive role explained to UN High Representative

The Minister for Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, briefed UN Under-Secretary-General Mr Gyan Acharya, the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, on the role and objective of the Pacific Islands Development Forum, which recently held its inaugural meeting in Nadi. PIDF’s inclusive role […]

Envoys Praise Commitment By Pacific Leaders to PIDF

The recent show of commitment by Pacific leaders and senior officials towards the inaugural Pacific Islands Development Forum was commended by two observer countries that participated at the meet. The non-resident Ambassador for Kuwait and High Commissioner for Sri Lanka to Fiji pointed out that the issues discussed and the collective agreements made were an […]

PIDF a success: Foreign Minister

Foreign Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola says the inaugural Pacific Islands Development Forum has been a successful meeting. nasal polyps treatment Ratu Inoke told Radio New Zealand International that 14 of the 23 Pacific Islands Countries and Territories that were invited attended the meeting in Nadi. He said more than 20 development partner countries including Australia […]


Fiji is to host a Secretariat for the new regional structure that it has forged with its island neighbours – the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) The landmark announcement was made by the Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama , at the end of the inaugural PIDF Summit in Denarau. For the past three days, island leaders […]

Increase Level of Political Commitment to Green Growth

Political commitments to a sustainable economy achieved through green growth are often a desirable approach by governments but one that is not considered necessary to make. In delivering his speech to Government, business and civil society leaders at the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF), the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, Honourable Gordon Darcy, reiterated the […]

Regional Cooperation, Solidarity and Friendship a Winning Combination

Genuine consultations between governments, civil society groups and business communities are important ingredients in addressing the many challenges that the people of the Pacific face on a daily basis. In opening the inaugural Pacific Islands Development Forum meeting, Fiji’s Prime Minister, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, stressed the need for a multi stakeholder approach in the process […]

New Regional Framework to be More Representative

Current regional frameworks such as the Pacific Islands Forum is only represented by the governments while the grassroots and their representatives have been excluded from the decision making process. “The Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) recognises that Governments don’t have all the answers. We cannot merely prescribe solutions to the challenges we face in keeping […]

Ownership key in sustainable development

Ownership in development amongst Pacific Island nations is necessary for greater sustainability. Speaking at the Official Opening of the Pacific Island Development Forum (PIDF) inaugural meeting in Nadi, Fiji this morning, Chief Guest, His Excellency Xanana Gusmao, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste recognised the benefits of taking ownership and in greater cooperation […]