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Farewell to IUCN Director, Taholo Kami

Pacific Islands Development Forum, Secretary General presented a farewell gift to Taholo Kami, outgoing Regional Director for IUCN Oceania Regional Office during a farewell function and thanked him for the support given to this young organization since its establishment in 2013. “We would like to acknowledge your tremendous contribution to the genesis of PIDF – the development […]

Renewable Energy Stakeholder Conference

The University of Fiji in partnership with the Pacific Islands Development Forum Secretariat, hosted a two day regional conference on Renewable Energy at the Sofitel Fiji Resort on Denarau Island. A key note address was delivered by the PIDF Secretary General François Martel who remarked that more than 70% of fossil fuel in the Pacific […]

Singapore High Level Study Trip

The Pacific Islands Development Forum Secretary General participated in a High Level Study Visit for the Pacific Island States and Timor-Leste from 7 to 9 February 2017, along with Head of States, Ministers and senior officials from 14 Pacific Island States and Timor-Leste, and heads of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), and the Pacific Community […]

COURTESY VISIT BY BELGIUM DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER

The Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) was visited by a high level delegation from Belgium led by the Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Didier Reynders, who acknowledged that they stand ready to support areas of mutual collaboration especially in regards to climate change action, sustainable oceans and to support continued efforts of PIDF in the Pacific […]

SOLOMON ISLANDS PM REAFFIRMS SUPPORT TO PIDF

  The Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) secretariat was visited by a high level delegation from Solomon Islands led by their Prime Minister, Hon. Manasseh Sogavare, also current chair of PIDF, where a progress update of activities undertaken by the secretariat was provided by its Secretary General. The PIDF Chair stated that he would like […]

UN ADMITS PIDF AS OFFICIAL OBSERVER TO THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY

PIDF Secretary General (middle) with PGA Ambassador Thomson (right) and Acting Fiji PRUN Luke Daunivalu (left) at the Fiji UN Mission in NY The United Nations General Assembly on 13/12/16 granted Observer Status to the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) through a consensus amongst all the 193 Member States adopting the resolution without a vote. […]

GREEN GROWTH FOR BLUE ECONOMIES: THE FUTURE OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS

Continued leadership advocacy on climate action, genuine multi-stakeholder partnerships and financial sustainability for green growth in blue economies focusing on dedicated pathways towards low carbon development are key tools for implementation of the SDGs according to Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Secretary General, François Martel.

PARIS AGREEMENT ONLY THE BEGINNING

The entry into force of the Paris Climate Change Agreement earlier on the 4th of November is a turning point in the global community’s battle to combat the threat of climate change. For us in the Republic of Fiji and the pacific it holds a much deeper significance being the first country to ratify the Paris Agreement […]