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PEAK TIDE AFFECTS TUVALUAN COMMUNITIES LIVING IN COASTAL AND LOW-LYING AREAS

FUNAFUTI, 24 FEBRUARY 2015 (FENUI NEWS) — Communities living near Tuvalu’s coastal and low-lying areas were affected by king tides over the weekend. The king tide peak of 3.4 metres was observed on Thursday 19 February.Over the weekend, coastal areas of Fongafale were flooded by storm surges from the lagoon side.The king tide forced debris […]

FAREWELL FOR INAUGURAL PIDF SG

On Friday 20th February 2015 members of the Pacific Islands Development Forum together with the Minister of Foreign Affairs the Honorable Ratu Inoke Kubuabola farewell the inaugural Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Development Forum Mr Feleti Teo OBE, in a reception at the PIDF Secretariat attended by members of the diplomatic corp, development partners and […]

UAE INVITED TO PIDF LEADERS SUMMIT

SUVA, 19 FEBRUARY 2015 (FIJI LIVE) — Fiji has extended a Ministerial level invitation to the Government of the United Arab Emirates to participate at the third Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Leaders Summit in Fiji in August. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama extended the invite to His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister […]

PAKISTAN AND PIDF TO WORK ON PARTNESHIP AGREEMENT

The Pacific Islands Development Forum and Pakistan agreed today to begin work on a partnership agreement that will facilitate cooperation between the PIDF and Pakistan. Visiting the PIDF Secretariat in Suva today, Pakistan’s new High Commissioner to Fiji, Australia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea, H.E Naela Chohan discussed with PIDF Secretary General Feleti […]

PIDF DISCUSSES JOINT PROJECTS WITH MAJOR UAE RESEARCH INSTITUTE

The Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) together with the USP, SPC and IUCN are holding discussions this afternoon with a major UAE research institute, the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology on major projects for the Pacific. Last month following its successful participation at the fifth session of the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) held […]

REGIONAL CONSULTATION UNDERWAY ON PIDF AGREEMENT

The governing instrument establishing the PIDF is currently being discussed in a major meeting currently underway at the University of the South Pacific in Suva. In addition the meeting is also discussing the appointment of a successor for Mr Feleti Teo the current Secretary General of the PIDF who is leaving to head another regional […]

AT THEMATIC DEBATE, UN CALLS ON MEMBER STATES TO BOOST FUNDING FOR POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT

NEW YORK, 10 FEBRUARY 2015 (UN NEWS CENTRE) —- The world has embarked on a “crucial last stretch” to the post-2015 development agenda and towards securing a sustainable future for all, United Nations Deputy-Secretary-General Jan Eliasson declared today, adding that the international community would finally have a chance to provide “a life of dignity” for […]

DEVELOPMENT MUST BE BUILT ON INCLUSIVE POLICY ALIGNED WITH PEOPLE’S NEEDS, ASPIRATIONS – BAN

NEW YORK, 06 FEBRUARY 2015 (UN NEWS CENTRE) — In a speech to the United Nations Commission for Social Development on the 20th anniversary of the Copenhagen Declaration – the outcome of a summit which emphasized, for the first time, the need to put people at the centre of development – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said […]

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