Warriors are revered in most cultures around the world – and particularly so in the Pacific and Fiji’s appointment as the President of COP23, the 350.org Pacific affiliate, also known as the Pacific Climate Warriors (PCW) have decided to up the ante and advocate for the best possible “Pacific Position.”
Monday 6 March 2017: Today the visiting Norwegian Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms Tone Skogen, and Her Excellency Ms Unni Kløvstad, Ambassador of Norway, met with the PIDF Secretary General Mr François Martel at the PIDF HQ in Suva, the first such high level contact between the PIDF and Norway.
Following a comprehensive consultation process with respective in country multi-stakeholder organisations, the Governments of the Republic of Marshall Islands and Republic of Nauru officially established National Sustainable Development Boards (NSDBs) and reaffirmed their support to the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF).
PIDF was represented by Anais Rouveyrol, Team Leader for Members and Partners Services for PIDF, attended the SPC Regional SDG Pacific Headline Indicators Meeting on 27 February – 2nd March 2017 in Noumea, New Caledonia.
Following a meeting in March between Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) management and the Hon. Inia Seruiratu, designated Fiji COP23 High Champion, the PIDF has offered with its technical partners and network to assist the honourable Minister in the implementation of his role as part of the COP23 Fiji Presidency.
The Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) was visited by Ambassador Miroljub Petrović, from the Canberra based Embassy of the Republic of Serbia, who acknowledged the continued efforts of PIDF and its unique inclusive and multi-stakeholder approach on facilitating dialogue and action on arising issues of concern within the Pacific Islands.