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IPCC CLIMATE CHANGE REPORT A WAKEUP CALL FOR NATIONS

SUVA, Tuesday 16 October 2018: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its most comprehensive and critical report on climate change for years to come. Its findings show the profound impacts on human life and the decisive actions necessary to keep global temperature rise below 2 or 1.5 degrees Celsius, as well as […]

INDIA SUPPORTS THE SOLARISATION OF RESIDENCES OF HEADS OF STATE OF PIDF MEMBER COUNTRIES

SUVA, Wednesday 10 October 2018: The Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) has announced that the Government of India is supporting the solarisation of Head of State residences of PIDF member countries. Through the India-UN Development Partnership Fund operated by the United Nations Office of South-South Cooperation, it has made available USD 1 million for this […]

CLEAN PACIFIC ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP ACKNOWLEDGED

SUVA, 23/8/2018: The Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) congratulates the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) for the recently held 2nd Clean Pacific Roundtable and acknowledges the coordinated efforts from Governments, Private sector, Civil Society Organisations and regional organisations for a pollution free Pacific but emphasizes that it is equally essential that, we […]

Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and Pacific (CIRDAP) Technical Committee Meeting

PIDF participated as an observer to the CIRDAP technical committee meeting held in Nadi on 16-19th of April, through the Deputy Secretary General Penijamini Lomaloma  and Team Leader Member Capacity Arpana Pratap..  One of the many focus areas of CIRDAP is climate change and impacts in terms of strengthening resilience and adaptive capacity to climate […]

PIDF Senior Officials Committee Meet

PIDF held its 2018 Senior Officials Committee (SOC) meeting on April 27 at the University of the South Pacific (USP), ICT Centre. The meeting was well attended by PIDF member representatives who included country reps as well as representation from the civil society and the private sector. The SOC meeting paves the way forward as […]

Micronesia Visit – 8th Micronesian Non Profit Congress

The PIDF was represented by the Secretary General at the 8th Micronesian Non Profit Congress held in Tumon, Guam from 18-19 of April. During the Congress, the PIDF Secretary General presented on an innovative approach for Pacific civil society’s engagement in sustainability development goals and commented that the construct of the PIDF and design of […]

ISLAND RESILIENCE PARTNERSHIPS-AN ACT OF SOLIDARITY

UNHQ, NEW YORK, 12 JULY 2018: Forging of new partnerships for island resilience should be first and foremost be an act of solidarity towards Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and for SIDS and vulnerable states in the face of climate change. This comment was made as panel intervention by the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) […]

8th Micronesia Nonprofit Congress 2018

    GUAM April 19, 2018:Participants were informed that it is important to formalise a mechanism for increased and inclusive engagement of Micronesian Civil Society Organisations with government in the monitoring and reporting of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and mainstream the 17 SDGs into government policies, plans and legislations. The comment was made by […]

The Smart Island World Congress

The Spanish Balearic Island of Mallorca hosted the second Smart Island World Congress from 23 -24 April, 2018, which has become the leading global event on smart islands offering islands a space for debate where they can jointly face the challenges of the future in the field of technology, innovation and domestic resources. The Congress […]

MOMENT OF TRUTH FOR THE CLIMATE (AND THE PACIFIC) AT THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION

SUVA, April 12, 2018:  The Pacific Islands are watching with interest the outcome of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) meetings in London this week.  The IMO, a United Nations organisation regulating the maritime shipping sector, is scheduled to deliver an Initial Strategy on international shipping GHG emissions reduction by the 72nd Maritime Environment Protection Committee […]

YOUTH FORUM IN FIJI TO INSPIRE, ENGAGE, AND PROMOTE ACTION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

SUVA, March 28 2018: As advocates of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), AIESEC and the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) signed a collaborative partnership agreement to co-organise the YouthSpeak Forum 2018 as an innovative way to actively engage, inspire and enable the youth of Fiji and the Pacific to act on issues […]

NEW OECD REPORT SUGGESTS PACIFIC CALLS FOR DECARBONISING SHIPPING BY 2050 IS ACHIEVABLE

March 30, 2018: A new report published by the International Transport Forum at the Organisation for Economic    Co-operation and Development (OECD) finds that “maximum deployment of currently known technologies could make it possible to reach almost complete decarbonisation of maritime shipping by 2035.”  In a comprehensive analysis of what is needed to decarbonise international shipping by […]

THE NEED TO DIVEST FROM FOSSIL FUEL

March 22 2018, SUVA: The Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) congratulates the Government of Ireland on being the world’s first country to fully divest public money from fossil fuels. This follows the recent announcement by the Irish Parliament passed in the historic legislation in a 90 to 53 vote in favour of dropping coal, oil […]

SHIPPING EMISSIONS POSITION PAPER

14 March 2018, SUVA: The Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) has published a Position Paper in regards to Shipping Emissions negotiations taking place at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). The paper is an outcome of the Pacific Maritime Technical Officers Workshop on Shipping Emissions hosted by PIDF in Suva in February.

SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION – NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH COMMISSION FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE SOUTH (COMSATS)

March 12, 2018, Islamabad: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) and the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) in a special ceremony with partner universities, the diplomatic corps and COMSATS members, staff and exchange students. The agreement aims to promote science, […]

PIDF PARTICIPATES IN 4TH ASIA-PACIFIC BROADCASTING UNION (ABU) MEDIA SUMMIT ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

PIDF was represented by the Secretary General and Team Leader Strategic Communications to the 4th ABU Media Summit held in Nadi from February 5-6, 2018. There were multiple objectives related to PIDF’s participation such as engaging with the Asia-Pacific media organization and its Secretary General to identify possible areas of cooperation.

World Sustainable Development Summit

India, 15 February, 2018: Upon invitation from the Government of India, PIDF was represented by the Secretary General and Team Leader Policy Research & Evaluation in the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) in New Delhi, India, to address the “Effective South South Cooperation under the FIPIC. 

PACIFIC SUPPORT TO THE MARINE ARCTIC PEACE SANCTUARY TREATY (MAPS) – SAMOA IS FIRST WORLD SIGNATORY

SUVA, 23 February 2018: In November 2017, following COP23, Samoa became the first UN member nation to sign the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary (MAPS) Treaty which is intended to be an international treaty addendum to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. The PIDF Secretariat congratulates the government of Samoa for this important […]

COURTESY VISIT TO PIDF CHAIR

  January 2018, Solomon Islands: A courtesy visit was made by the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Secretary General, François Martel to the Solomon Islands to provide a briefing to the new Prime Minister and Chair of PIDF on the progress of the organisations mandate and to reach an agreement and confirmation of dates for […]

SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS FOR GREEN GROWTH AND BLUE ECONOMIES

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed presents an award to Motufoua Secondary School (Oceania) at the Zayed Future Energy Prize awards ceremony as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. Picture Credit: Chris Whiteoak / The National   Monday, January 15, 2017, Abu Dhabi: Pacific island countries and territories continue to display innovation and resilience in applying practical […]