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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 […]