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MOMENTUM ON NEW PARIS AGREEMENT

Paris, France – The Pacific Island Development Forum (PIDF) welcomes the latest draft Paris text and the ‘High Level Ambition’ group lead by Marshal Islands government to boost ambition during COP21. The concern remains over the issue of loss and damage where the language is being watered down by some developed countries. “We are ready […]

GIVE US A LIFE RAFT WITH AIR: AMBITIOUS PARIS AGREEMENT

Paris, France – The Pacific Island Development Forum (PIDF) welcomes the latest draft Paris text and the ‘High Level Ambition’ group lead by Marshal Islands government to boost ambition during COP21. The concern remains over the issue of loss and damage where the language is being watered down by some developed countries. “We are ready […]

COP21 – UN SPECIAL ENVOY H.E. MARY ROBINSON REAFIRMS SUVA DECLARATION GOAL OF 1.5°C

Paris, France – More than 10 countries pledged a replenishment of $248 million dollars to the LCD Fund for climate adaptation of the most vulnerable countries, and a part of this funding will be allocated to Pacific Island countries. This was announced at the GEF Side-event on the Least Developed Countries Fund and Climate project […]

PIDF PARTICIPATES IN FRANCE-OCEANIA SUMMIT

The Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Development Forum Mr François Martel has joined other leaders from the Pacific in a high level meeting hosted by French President François Hollande in Paris on Thursday 26 November 2015. Meeting on Thursday morning ahead of the Climate Change conference next week the French President, François Hollande, says […]

NEW PIDF SG MEETS SENIOR OFFICIALS COMMITTEE

On Friday morning 20th November 2015 the new Secretary General of the Pacific Island Development Forum Mr. Francois Martel participated in his first Senior Officials Committee meeting that was held at the ICT Center in USP, Suva. Mr Martel took up his post on Monday 26/10/15 as the first permanent Secretary General of the Pacific […]

PIDF SG MEETS SENIOR CHINESE OFFICIAL

On Friday afternoon 20 November 2015 the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Development Forum Mr François Martel received Dr. Ma Peihua, Vice Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference National Committee, Vice President of China Oceania Friendship Association, at the PIDF Secretariat. Dr. Ma Peihua is on a short visit to Fiji and […]

PIDF – INDONESIA BILATERAL MEETING

The Pacific Island Development Forum (PIDF) Secretary General Mr. Francois Martel on Wednesday hosted the Indonesian government delegation to a meeting at the PIDF Secretariat in Suva to further strengthen bilateral cooperation. The delegation was led by Ambassador Salman Al Farsi the Acting Director General of Policy Analysis & Development Agency with the Indonesian Ministry […]

MR. FRANÇOIS MARTEL TAKES UP HIS POST IN SUVA, AS THE FIRST PERMANENT SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE PACIFIC ISLAND DEVELOPMENT FORUM

Mr. Francois Martel officially took up his post on the 26th of October as the first permanent Secretary General of the Pacific Island Development Forum at the Secretariat’s headquarters in Suva following his appointment by the Leader’s Council at its 3rd PIDF Summit in September, 2015. Welcomed by the Chairman of the Leader’s Council and […]

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