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PIDF PARTICIPATES IN PACIFC – ACP MEETING IN TIMOR LESTE

Pacific Island Development Forum’s Secretary General, François Martel, was invited to attend the ACP National and Regional Authorizing Officers / Ministerial meeting from 24th to 27th in Dili, East-Timor. The meeting gathering representatives of the government, private sector and civil society aimed to exchange experience and difficulties in relation to EDF 11th programming, and to […]

PIDF PARTICIPATES IN UN FORUM TO TAKE PARIS AGREEMENT FORWARD

PIDF Climate Change Advisor, Dr Mahendra Kumar (front 2nd right) with other participants and technical advisors at the Bonn UNFCCC meeting. Pacific Island Development Forum’s climate change advisor, Dr. Mahendra Kumar, is attending and supporting the PICs at the UNFCCC meeting of the Subsidiary Bodies currently underway in Bonn, Germany. The Bonn Climate Change Conference […]

PIDF SIGNS MOU WITH SOLOMON ISLANDS FORMALISING HOSTING OF PIDF LEADERSHIP MEETINGS IN HONIARA

The Secretary General of the PIDF, François Martel together with the High Commissioner of the Solomon Islands in Fiji His Excellency Patteson Oti signed the Memorandum of Understanding formalizing the hosting by the Solomon Islands of all PIDF Leadership Meetings for 2016 and 2017 on 7th May, 2016. Altogether six high level meetings are scheduled […]

COURTESY VISIT BY REPUBLIC OF GUINEA AMBASSADOR

 The Republic of Guinea acknowledged the accomplishments of the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) and the led role undertaken on the formulation of the Suva Declaration following a courtesy visit by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Republic of Guinea, Honourable Sylla Senkoun, to the PIDF Secretariat on Thursday 28th April, 2016. The visit allowed PIDF […]

TOKELAU SIGNS PIDF CHARTER

The islands nation of Tokelau on 27 April, 2016 represented by Ulu O Tokelau Aliki Faipule Afega Gaualofa signed the PIDF Charter signalling the formal admission of Tokelau to the Pacific Islands Development Forum. Tokelau has been a strong supporter to the concept of the Pacific Islands Development Forum since its inception in 2012 and […]

ICRC AND PIDF TO EXPLORE AREAS OF MUTUAL COLLABORATION

The Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Secretariat and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will continue to explore areas of mutual collaboration especially in the areas of climate induced migration and disaster displacement and for preparations for the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul Turkey 23-24 May 2016. This came out strongly after […]

MILESTONE ACHIEVEMENT FOR PROGRESS TOWARDS SPECIAL CLIMATE REPORT ON 1.5°C

  The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) during its 43rd Session in Nairobi, Kenya, from the 11-13 April 2016 have agreed to proceed with the Special Report on 1.5°C overwhelming previous opposition from some sections of the scientific community who strongly opposed doing a Special report on 1.5°C. The Paris Agreement invited the IPCC […]

CUBAN AMBASSADOR VISITS PIDF

  The Cuban Ambassador to Fiji His Excellency, Mario Alzugaray Rodríguez, who was in country to present his credentials to His Excellency the President of the Republic of Fiji, made a courtesy visit to The Pacific Islands Development Forum Secretariat (PIDF) on Friday, 1st April, 2016. Although the PIDF Secretary General, Mr François Martel is […]

PIDF UPDATES CANBERRA DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS

The Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Secretariat’s Secretary General, Mr François Martel made a high level presentation for Canberra Diplomatic Missions at the High Commission of the Republic of Fiji in Australia on Tuesday 15 March, 2016. Attended by more than 40 representatives from Canberra based missions and close to 10 ambassadors the presentation provided […]

Call for Action

  It’s time to action the implementation of discussions and outcomes of the COP21 in the Pacific and we need to do it collectively with one message and one voice. This came out clearly at the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Secretariat’s Senior Officials Committee meeting held at the USP ICT Centre on March 11, […]

Polish Special Envoy visits PIDF

A courtesy call was made to the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) by Polish Special Envoy Ambassador Pawel Milewski yesterday, 11 March 2016 to discuss potential areas of partnership and support. The visit allowed PIDF Secretary General, Mr François Martel to provide an overview of the PIDFs major accomplishments in terms of establishing the Pacific’s […]

Solomon Islands PM courtesy call to PIDF

A high level delegation from the Solomon Islands, led by their Prime Minister, Honourable Manasseh Sogavare, met with the Pacific Islands Development Forum Secretariat Secretary General, Mr François Martel yesterday, 9th March, 2016. One of many positive outcomes of the meeting was the announcements of the hosting of the PIDF leadership meetings in Solomon Islands […]

COURTESY CALL FROM MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND EXTERNAL TRADE OF THE REPUBLIC OF VANUATU TO PIDF

The Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) was visited by a delegation from the Republic of Vanuatu led by their Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and External Trade, Honourable Bruno Leingkone on Friday, 3rd March 2016. The visit was a first for Honourable Bruno Leingkone to PIDF which allowed the PIDF Secretary General, Mr François […]

PIDF ACKNOWLEDGES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

The Pacific Island Development Forum (PIDF) extends to all women their best wishes as we acknowledge International Women’s Day today, 8th March, 2016. Today is a time to reflect on progress made and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries […]

PIDF CLIMATE CHANGE ADVISOR WORK ACKNOWLEDGED IN GERMANY

The Pacific Islands Development Forum’s (PIDF), Climate Change Advisor, Dr Mahendra Kumar was awarded the 2016 Lead Reviewers Award for Team Spirit for Contribution to National Communications by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at a ceremony in Bonn, Germany on the 3rd of March, 2016. “It indeed feels positive to be […]

PIDF ORGANISES NASESE FORESHORE CLEAN UP CAMPAIGN

A post TC Winston clean-up initiative organised by the Pacific Island Development Forum (PIDF) was undertaken today (27/2/2016) at the Nasese Foreshore area. Attended by nearly 100 volunteers, from all works of life, who responded to PIDFs call for unity to undertake this clean-up campaign, huge amount of debris that washed ashore from the aftermath […]

TUVALU SIGNS PIDF CHARTER AND FORMALLY JOINS PIDF

This afternoon the Prime Minister of Tuvalu the Honorable Enele Sopoaga signed the PIDF Charter signaling the formal admission of Tuvalu to the PIDF. The Ceremony which took place at the PIDF Secretariat also witnessed the formal raising of the Tuvalu national flag at the PIDF Secretariat. Tuvalu now becomes the eleventh member of the […]

CLIMATE CHANGE FORUM: POST COP21 PARIS AGREEMENT

February 16, 2016 – Almost 300 participants gathered at the ICT Lecture Theater at the University of the South Pacific to attend the Post 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) Debrief. Facilitated by the Pacific Island Development Forum, the dialogue focused on the key outcomes from the COP21; the Paris Agreement […]

UN ACCEPTS AND REGISTERS PIDF CHARTER

The United Nations has this week informed the PIDF that in accordance with Article 102 of the UN Charter the Secretary General of the UN has registered in New York the Charter of the PIDF that was signed in Suva on 4th September 2015 at the conclusion of the historical Third PIDF Leaders Summit. There […]

CHANGE IN REGIONAL ARCHITECTURE: PIDF WELCOMES CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR

February 9th, 2016 – The Pacific Island Development Forum officially became the regional multi stakeholder forum for leaders of governments, private sector and civil society after the Pacific Island Private Sector Organisation signed the PIDF Charter yesterday. Representing the 15 national private sector organisations of the Pacific, PIPSO Vice President Mr. Howard Politini stated that […]

PIDF TALANOA – THE STANCE OF THE PACIFIC ON SHIPPING EMISSIONS

The Pacific Island Development Forum organised a Talanoa session to brief Pacific diplomatic missions on the developments that are underway to address the issue of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the international shipping sector. The meeting also seeks the views of Pacific Island governments and other stakeholders with regards to the shipping emissions paper […]

BLUE ECONOMY AND PACIFIC SIDS FORM THE CORE OF PIDF’S MANDATE

The Secretary General for the Pacific Island Development Forum Mr. François Martel presented at a one day training session for participants in the UN based Pacific Small Island Developing States Fellowship on the Ocean and Seas (PSIDS-FOS) hosted by the Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner and facilitated by Islands First. The training session was […]

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 […]

PACIFIC ISLAND DEVELOPMENT FORUM TO ASSIST WITH TUVALU’S INDC PROCESS

Leading up to the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris next month countries have been asked to publicly declare what actions they intend to take under a new global agreement. The Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) which was initiated in Warsaw during the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP […]

ADDRESS BY PIDF,DSG MR. LOMALOMA TO THE TECHNICAL EXPERTS & MINISTERIAL CONSULTATIONS ON STRENGTHENING CLIMATE CHANGE RESILIENCE THROUGH REPRODUCTIVE, MATERNAL, NEWBORN, CHILD 7 ADOLESCENT HEALTH (RMNCAH), SOFITEL, NADI, 26-28 OCTOBER 2015

“THE SUVA DECLARATION AND ITS IMPACT ON RMNCAH” Honorable Ministers Distinguished Delegates Ladies & Gentleman The subject of my presentation this morning is the SUVA DECLARATION ON CLIMATE CHANGE and its impact on Reproductive, Maternal, New Born, Child and Adolescent Health (or RMNBCAH for short). RMNBCAH is vital to the resilience of populations facing climate […]

NEW PIDF SECRETARY GENERAL APPOINTED

Monday, September 07, 2015: The Third Pacific Islands Development Forum Summit of Leaders (PIDF 3) that ended in Suva last Friday 4th September 2015 approved the appointment of the first permanent and substantive Secretary General of the PIDF. He is Mr Francois Martel of Samoa. Mr Martel has been living in Samoa for over 20 years […]

PACIFIC ISLANDS DEVELOPMENT FORUM CHARTER SIGNED

The Third Pacific Islands Development Forum Summit of Leaders (PIDF 3) that ended in Suva last Friday 4th September 2015 approved the Pacific Islands Development Forum Charter and launched the PIDF as an international organisation.  Following approval the following countries signed the Charter: Fiji, Kiribati, Republic of Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu […]

SUVA DECLARATION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

The Third Pacific Islands Development Forum Summit of Leaders (PIDF 3) that ended in Suva last Friday 4th September 2015 has approved a Suva Deceleration on Climate Change. Speaking on the Declaration at the closure of PIDF 3, the Prime Minister of Fiji the Honorable Josaia V Bainimarama said, “We go from here to Paris […]

H.E PRESIDENT RATU EPELI NAILATIKAU CLOSING REMARKS AT THE 3RD PACIFIC ISLANDS DEVELOPMENT FORUM DINNER

Your Excellencies, The Heads of State, Honourable Heads of Government, Honourable Ministers, Your Excellencies the Ambassadors and High Commissioners The Commonwealth Secretary-General The Heads of Delegations, The Representatives of Pacific Organisations, The Representatives of our Development Partners, The Representatives of International Organisations, The Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Invited Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good evening, […]

CLOSING REMARKS BY KEUTEKARAKIA MATAROA ACTING CHAIRMAN, PIANGO EXECUTIVE MEMBER, COOK ISLANDS CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS INC

Your Excellencies, Ambassadors and High Commissioners; Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Distinguished Delegates Guests & Participants; Ladies & Gentlemen. Kia Orana and Bula to you All. I am indeed privileged and grateful to be here today in your midst as Chief Guest for the closing plenary of the second Regional Workshop on the PIDF Agreement. […]

ADDRESS BY MR MASON SMITH, REGIONAL PROGRAMME COORDINATOR OCEANIA REGION (AUSTRALIA, NZ & THE PACIFIC), THE INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE, SUVA

Excellency Members of the Diplomatic Corps Chairman of the PIDF Senior Officials Committee Interim Secretary General of the PIDF Regional delegates from Governments, private sector and civil society PIDF Secretariat Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning and bula vinaka to each and every one of you and a special welcome to those of you who have […]

PIDF ISG CHAIRS IMPORTANT UN CLIMATE CHANGE MEETING

The PIDF Interim Secretary General, Mr Amena Yauvoli, is currently chairing an important international climate change meeting in Bonn Germany. Mr Yauvoli is the only Pacific Islander and the representative of SIDS chairing one of the Subsidiary Bodies of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI). This […]

PIDF MEETS KEY US SECURITY TRAINING INSTITUTE OFFICIAL

This morning the Deputy Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Development Forum Mr Penijamini Lomaloma received the visiting Professor at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) in Honolulu Hawaii Dr. Rouben Azizian. Professor Azizian’s specialty at the APCSS is Regional Security Architecture, Security Sector Development, as well as Russian, Central and South Asian, and […]

PIDF MEETS FRENCH ENVOY TO THE PACIFIC

Monday, June 01, 2015: This morning the Deputy Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Development Forum Mr Penijamini Lomaloma received His Excellency Mr Christian LECHERVY French Permanent Secretary for the Pacific and Permanent Representative to the SPC at the PIDF Secretariat in Nasese, Suva. Mr Lomaloma and Ambassador Lechervy discussed the special place of the […]

PIDF ISG PREPARES PACIFIC FOR CRITICAL INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE TALKS

The PIDF Secretariat on Friday 22 May at 10am hosted the first Talanoa Session for key local and regional stakeholders in preparation for the June session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Subsidiary Bodies, the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), and the Ad Hoc […]

PIDF MEETS WITH INDONESIAN DELEGATION

The Interim Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Development Forum Mr Amena Yauvoli today received a Delegation from Indonesia that is on a scoping mission to Fiji from the 18th to the 21st of May, 2015. Explaining the purpose of the visit Mr Yauvoli said, “In recognition of the importance of bilateral cooperation and development cooperation assistance between […]

HONOURABLE RATU INOKE KUBUABOLA MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS REPUBLIC OF FIJI – CLOSING REMARKS AT THE 1ST REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON PIDF AGREEMENT

Your Excellencies, Ambassadors and High Commissioners; Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Distinguished Guests; Delegates & Participants; Ladies & Gentlemen. Bula Vinaka to you All. I’m very grateful to be here today in your midst to officiate in the closing of the first regional workshop on an establishment agreement for the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF). […]

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