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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 […]

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