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PIDF BRIEFS NZ ACADEMIC ON REGIONAL ARCHITECTURE

The Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Development Forum Mr Feleti Teo this afternoon briefed visiting NZ academic Dr Anna Powles on the PIDF’s special place on the issue of sustainable development in the region. Dr Anna Powles Senior Lecturer in Security Studies, Centre for Defense and Security Studies, from Massey university in NZ is […]

PIDF MEETS PACIFIC COUNTERPARTS

The Pacific Islands Development Forum today continued with its outreach to French Territories in the Pacific when it met with Senior Government Officials from French Polynesia and New Caledonia at the PIDF Secretariat in Nasese Suva. Last month the PIDF met with the President of French Polynesia His Excellency Édouard Fritch and leaders of French […]

PIDF MEETS EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK

The Pacific Islands Development Forum met today with the European Investment Bank at the PIDF Secretariat in Nasese Suva. Present at the meeting this afternoon was the Head of Banks Regional Office in Sydney Australia Mr Adam Bruun and Bank Business Analyst Ms Katrin Bock. The meeting discussed areas of mutual interest given the two […]

PIDF MEETS KEY FRENCH POLYNESIAN LEADERS

The Pacific Islands Development Forum has met with the President of French Polynesia His Excellency Édouard Fritch and leaders of French Polynesia’s Civil Society and Private Sector Organizations as it seek to support Pacific Island Territories transition to the Green Economy. The meeting with President Fritch took place at the Presidential Palace in Papeete, French […]

PIDF MEETS FRENCH POLYNESIA BUSINESS LEADERS

The Pacific Islands Development Forum has met with French Polynesia business leaders in an effort to help Pacific countries move towards more innovative approaches to the Green Economy. Business Leaders that the PIDF met in Papeete French Polynesia are: Didier Chomer, President of Tahiti Fa’ahotu, the first Polynesian pole for innovation. Tahiti Fa’ahotu brings together […]

The President of French Polynesia meets PIDF DSG

The President of French Polynesia, Edouard Fritch, received in audience on Thursday late afternoon, the Deputy Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Penjamini Tuikubulau Lomaloma, visiting Tahiti during Regional Conference for Countries and Territories Overseas (OCTs) Pacific. For this first visit to French Polynesia from a representative of PIDF, Penjamini Lomaloma wanted […]

PIDF CALLS FOR MORE INCLUSIVE PROCESSESS ON DISCUSSIONS ON DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE TO THE PACIFIC

The Pacific Islands Development Forum has reminded the inaugural regional conference for the French Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) of the Pacific that met in Papeete, French Polynesia on 25 and 26 November 2014 to review European Union aid to the Pacific that discussions on development assistance to the Pacific needs to be more inclusive […]

PIDF TO ADDRESS TOKYO MEETING ON JAPANESE AID TO THE PACIFIC

The Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Development Forum Mr Feleti Teo has been invited to address a major Seminar on Japanese assistance to the Pacific that will be held in Tokyo next week. The Seminar entitled, “JAPANESE AID DIPLOMACY TO PACIFIC ISLAND COUNTRIES- IS THERE NEED FOR NEW APPROACH GIVEN RECENT TRENDS IN PACIFIC REGIONALISM”, is being jointly sponsored by […]

First Pledging Conference of Green Climate Fund Yields unprecedented US$ 9.3 billion

Governments unite behind Fund to Leverage private investment flows, provide climate finance at scale (Berlin, 20 November 2014) – The Green Climate Fund concluded its first Pledging Conference today in Berlin, Germany, with governments pledging a total of up to US$ 9.3 equivalent. Pledges were made by 21 countries, including contributions from four developing countries. […]

PM Narendra Modi reaches out to Pacific nations; announces $1 million fund, visa on arrival

The Indian Express – 19 Nov 14 PM Narendra Modi reaches out to Pacific nations; announces $1 million fund, visa on arrival. By setting up this Fund, India would be happy to provide technical assistance and training for capacity building to our Pacific Island Partners, he said Reaching out to 14 Pacific Island nations, Prime […]

TUVALU GG VISITS PIDF HQ

The Governor General of Tuvalu His Excellency Sir Italei Lakoba met with the Secretary General for the Pacific Island Development Forum Mr Feleti Teo at the PIDF HQ this morning. The Governor General is in Suva to attend the Pacific Leaders Meeting with the visiting Prime Minister of India His Excellency Narendra Modi. Accompanying the […]

TONGA PM VISITS PIDF HQ

The Prime Minister of Tonga His Excellency Lord Siale’ataonga TU’IVAKANO met the Secretary General for the Pacific Island Development Forum Mr Feleti Teo at the PIDF HQ this morning. The Prime Minister is in Suva to attend the Pacific Leaders Meeting with the visiting Prime Minister of India His Excellency Narendra Modi. Accompanying the Prime […]

“WE CANNOT SOLVE TODAYS DEVELOPMENT PROBLEMS USING THE SAME DEVELOPMENT MODEL THAT CREATED THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE”

The Head of the Division that looks after the Pacific, Australia and New Zealand at the US State Department in Washington DC heard today that the development challenges facing the Pacific need to be addressed innovatively. During a meeting this afternoon at the PIDF Secretariat in Suva between a delegation from the US State Department […]

PIDF ADVOCATES FOR INCLUSIVE PROCESSES AT KEY PACIFIC MEETING

In remarks delivered today at the Forty-fourth meeting of the Committee of Representatives of Governments and Administrations (CRGA) of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), that has been meeting in Noumea, New-Caledonia from 4-7 November, 2014 the Pacific Islands Development Forum has reiterated its call for inclusive processes in discussions on development in the […]

Fiji Nominates President Tong to Nobel Peace Prize – Commended also for PIDF Support

MEDIA RELEASE: FIJIAN PRIME MINISTER NOMINATES KIRIBATI PRESIDENT FOR NOBEL PEACE PRIZE Hon. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has nominated the President of the Republic of Kiribati His Excellency Anote Tong as a candidate to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. The Prime Minister’s support for President Tong was conveyed in a letter to the Tong Nobel […]

PIDF INVITED TO KEY REGIONAL MEETINGS

The Pacific Islands Development Forum has been invited to participate at two key Pacific regional meetings this month. The first the Forty-fourth meeting of the Committee of Representatives of Governments and Administrations (CRGA) of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), meets in Noumea, New-Caledonia from 4-7 November, 2014.[ SPC’s governing body is the Conference […]

PIDF EMPHASES NEED TO SUPPORT THE PACIFIC IN THEIR QUEST FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

During a meeting this morning at the PIDF Secretariat in Suva between a delegation from the US Embassy and the Secretary General for the Pacific island Development Forum Mr Feleti Teo the PIDF called for those responsible for global warming to move away from emissions intensive development that is threatening the future of the Pacific. […]

TUVALU FOREIGN MINISTER VISITS PIDF HQ

The Honorable Taukelina Finikaso Minister for Foreign Affairs, Trade, Tourism, Environment and Labor for Tuvalu visited the Pacific Islands Development Forum Secretariat at 56 Domain Road, Nasese this morning Wednesday 22nd October 2014. He was accompanied by his Permanent Secretary, Mr Temate Melitiana, Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Trade, Tourism, Environment and Labor, Tuvalu. In […]

PIDF AND UN FUNDING AGENCY DISCUSS ASSISTANCE TO THE PACIFIC

This morning Mr Feleti Teo the Secretary General of the Pacific Island Development Forum (PIDF) met Mr Fabrizio Bresciani the Regional Economist for the Asia and Pacific Division of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) at the Pacific Island Development Forum Secretariat at 56 Domain Road, Nasese, Suva to discuss how the IFAD and […]

TUVALU PM VISITS PIDF HQ

The Prime Minister of Tuvalu the Hon EneleSopoaga visited the Pacific Islands Development Forum Secretariat at 56 Domain Road, Suva, FIJI at 10.30am this morning Friday 17th October 2014. The Hon Sopoaga was in Fiji to take part at the inaugural International Conference on Oceans and Rivers at the Fiji National University Nadi Campus this […]

PIDF & PARTNERS HOLD HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL HIGH LEVEL PANEL ON GREEN ECONOMY AT GLOBAL SIDS MEETING

2nd September 2014, Apia, Samoa: The PIDF together with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP or ESCAP), and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) today hosted a very successful High Level Panel on SIDS’s Pathways to Inclusive Green Economy and […]

TUNA STAKEHOLDERS MEET TO DISCUSS SUSTAINABILITY OF INDUSTRY

The Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) successfully hosted a Tuna Talanoa at the PIDF Secretariat at 56 Domain Road, Nasese, Suva yesterday Wednesday 20th August 2014. The global tuna supply chain is heavily dependent on tuna supplies from the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO), with […]

PIDF EMPHASISES INCLUSIVE PROCESSES IN FISHERIES DISCUSSION

12th August 2014: At the recently concluded Pacific Bêche-de-mer and the Future of Coastal Fisheries Meeting held in Nadi, last week the Secretary General of the Pacific Island Development Forum (PIDF) Mr Feleti Teo called for more inclusiveness in discussions on sustainable development issues in the Pacific today. Speaking to the gathering of fisheries ministers […]

Sustainable Sea Transport Talanoa 2014 and the International Conference on Renewable Energy and Climate Change

Sustainable Sea Transport Talanoa 2014 and the International Conference on Renewable Energy and Climate Change Lower Laucala Campus, USP, Suva, Fiji 14 – 18 July, 2014 Address by Feleti Teo; PIDF Secretary General Excellencies Vice Chancellor and President of USP Faipule and Minister Toloa from Tokelau Ladies and gentlemen 1. Let me thank the Vice […]

Pacific Islands Development Forum signs agreement with largest global environment organization

SUVA, 23 JUNE 2014 (IUCN) —- The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) entered into an agreement last Friday declaring their commitment to collaborate on initiatives related to sustainable development, particularly in advancing the concept of a green economy. PIDF and IUCN collaborated on several activities in […]

Deeper relations with Turkey in coming days

Turkey gave its nod of approval on how discussions progressed over the past two days during the second Pacific Islands Development Forum summit. Turkish ambassador and director general for Asia/Pacific, Ersin Ergin said talks were currently underway to have a Turkish mission in the region, which is highly likely to be based in Fiji. “Turkey […]

PIDF Spirit Very Much Alive

The spirit of the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) is very much alive, says Prime Minister, Rear Admiral (Retired) Voreqe Bainimarama. He admitted that after the success of the inaugural forum last year – and the wonderful spirit that marked the first gathering – he wondered whether participating countries could keep that spirit alive. However, […]

PIDF hailed as significant milestone for green energy

The secretary general of the Pacific Islands Development Forum says last week’s second annual meeting was a success and another step towards establishing itself as a significant body in the region. Feleti Te’o says the summit in Nadi ended on Friday with five memorandums of understanding being signed between member states and other organisations to […]

Parties ink 4-year deal

A MEMORANDUM of understanding was signed between the Secretariat of the Pacific Community and the Pacific Islands Development Forum in Nadi on Friday. The four-year agreement forging a commitment from both organisations to work together to address issues relating to sustainable development in the region. The MOU was signed by SPC’s director general Dr Colin […]

SPC, PIDF PUSH FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) this week to work together to address issues relating to sustainable development in the Pacific region. The four-year MOU signed by SPC’s Director-General, Dr Colin Tukuitonga, and PIDF Interim Secretary General, Feleti Teo, during the […]

REAR ADMIRAL J.V. BAINIMARAMA – SPEECH AT THE OPENING OF THE SECOND SUMMIT OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS DEVELOPMENT FORUM

Rear Admiral J. V. Bainimarama, CF(Mil),OSt.J, MSD, jssc, psc Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Strategic Planning, National Development and Statistics, Public Service, Peoples Charter for Change and Progress, Information,1Z0-804 iTaukei Affairs, Sugar Industry and Lands and Mineral Resources SPEECH AT THE OPENING OF THE SECOND SUMMIT OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS DEVELOPMENT FORUM Sheraton Resort […]

HIS EXCELLENCY PROF. DR. SUSILO BAMBANG YUDHOYONO PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA – KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE SECOND SUMMIT OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS DEVELOPMENT FORUM

HIS EXCELLENCY PROF. DR. SUSILO BAMBANG YUDHOYONO PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA Keynote address at the Second Summit of the Pacific Islands Development Forum Nadi Thursday 19th June, 2014 FIJI 9:00am Bismillahirrahmanirrahim, Assalamu’alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh Peace Be Upon Us All, Your Honour, Commodore Josaia Voreqe Baini-marama, Prime Minister of Fiji and Chair of the […]

INDONESIAN PRESIDENT ARRIVES IN FIJI FOR 2014 PIDF SUMMIT

Image Source: Fiji Ministry of Information The President of the Republic of Indonesia, His Excellency Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, arrived in Fiji this yesterday evening to participate in the Second Summit of the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF). The Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, who met President Yudhoyono at Nadi Airport, said that it was a great [...]

PIDF RECEIVES NEW VEHICLE

Image Source: Fiji Ministry of Information The Fijian Government today received a new vehicle from the Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA) ahead of the second Pacific Island Development Forum Summit which begins on Thursday. Acknowledging the donation on behalf of the PIDF and the Pacific, the Acting Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of [...]

JAPANESE DIPLOMATS VISITS PIDF HQ

H.E. Mr Kenichi Suganuma, Japanese Ambassador for the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Reduction, Government of Japan and new Japanese Ambassador to Fiji His Excellency Mr Takuji Hanatani called on Mr Feleti Teo Secretary General of the Pacific Island Development Forum at the PIDF Secretariat this week. Ambassador Suganuma was in Fiji to attend the […]

PIDF SG RECEIVES FIRST DEVELOPMENT PARTNER VISITOR

His Excellency Huang Yong Ambassador for the People’s Republic of China to Fiji paid a courtesy call on the Secretary General of the Pacific Island Development Forum Mr Feleti Teo yesterday at the PIDF Secretariat Building at 56 Domain Road Suva. Welcoming Ambassador Yong to the PIDF Secretariat Building Mr Teo noted that he was […]

OMAN EXPRESSES INTEREST IN PIDF

Ambassador Robin Nair recently presented his credentials to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, Sultan of Oman, as Fiji’s first ambassador (non-resident) to the Sultanate. Earlier Ambassador Nair met with the H.E. Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs of the Sultanate, and H.E. Sayyid Badr Secretary General of the […]

KUWAIT TO ATTEND SECOND PIDF SUMMIT

Fiji’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates Robin Nair recently presented his credentials as Fiji’s first non-resident Ambassador to the State of Kuwait. Ambassador Nair presented the greetings of the President, His Excellency Ratu Epeli Nailatikau to to the Amir of the State of Kuwait, His Highness the Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah at the […]

Teo is interim PIDF Secretary General

Former Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Deputy Secretary General, Feleti Teo has been appointed interim Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF). Fiji’s Roving Ambassador for the Pacific Litia Mawi says, Teo will be confirmed as the Secretary General during the 2nd PIDF Of nails. Understand viagra price a asking astringent this them cialis […]

PIDF is here

Pacific Islands Forum no longer serves our interests: PM MAIKA BOLATIKI The Pacific Islands Development Forum is here to stay. The Prime Minister, Rear Admiral (Retired) Voreqe Bainimarama made this comment to the Fiji Sun after opening the new PIDF Secretariat at Nasese in Suva yesterday. In his opening address he said: “We don’t see […]

PM: Grand coalition of Pacific governments

THE Fiji Government is privileged to be the first to give the Pacific Islands Development Forum a permanent base in Fiji. Prime Minister Rear Admiral Voreqe Bainimarama in opening the new Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) building in Suva yesterday said the PIDF was a grand coalition of Pacific governments, civil society organisation and business, […]

PM opens PIDF Secretariat

MAIKA BOLATIKI Suva The Prime Minister, Rear Admiral (Retired) Voreqe Bainimarama, yesterday officiated at the inauguration of the new headquarters of the Secretariat of the Pacific Islands Development Forum. In his address he said: “We are beginning a new era of regional co-operation – one that is much more inclusive than that of any existing […]

Diplomats hail new PIDF headquarters

Diplomats have hailed the new headquarters of the Pacific Islands Development Forum based at Domain in Suva. The PIDF Secretariat was opened by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday. British High Commissioner to Fiji Roderick Drummond says, the refurbished building of the former Film and TV Unit of government looks very impressive. “this also seems to […]