Fiji PM disappointed with Nauru President for not turning up at the Leaders retreat in Aitutaki

Fiji’s Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka has expressed disappointment at Nauru’s President David Adeang failure to attend the Leaders retreat in Aitutaki today. Adeang walked out of the Forum Leaders Plenary Wednesday

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Niue’s Premier says complete phase out of fossil fuels ‘very hard’

Niue has nearly exhausted its climate mitigation options and its focus now is on adaptation, the island’s Premier Dalton Tagelagi says. Tagelagi told RNZ Pacific that Niue’s contribution to global warming is

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Suva Agreement called into question after Nauru walkout of the Forum Leaders Meeting

The validity of the Suva Agreement has been thrown into question after Nauru’s President walked out of the Forum Leaders plenary in Cook Islands capital, Rarotonga Wednesday when incoming Secretary General’s

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PM Albanese says Pacific backs Australian climate policy with ‘very positive’ feedback

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says he’s had “nothing but positive feedback” about his country’s climate change policies as the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) is expected to test his

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PIFLM: Nauru President walks out of meeting, Micronesia will continue to support Waqa

Nauru’s President David Adeang and his delegation walked out of the Pacific Islands Forum plenary meeting Wednesday as questions are raised about the appointment of former President Baron Waqa to take over in 2024

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Moetai Brotherson at the Forum: “We all share this Moana Nui a Hiva”

For Moetai Brotherson, the newly elected President of French Polynesia, this week’s Pacific Islands Forum is a time to share ideas with the leaders of state from neighbouring island nations. “It’s necessary to

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MSG meeting in Rarotonga appoints special envoy on West Papua

Meeting in Rarotonga in the lead up to the 52nd Pacific Islands Forum, the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) has agreed to appoint a special envoy to engage in talks with Indonesia on the issue of West Papua. Following a

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Strengthening the Pacific’s nukes-free zone

A challenge for leaders in Rarotonga In August 1985, the Pacific Islands Forum held its annual summit in Cook Islands and adopted the Treaty of Rarotonga for a South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone (SPNFZ). Created at the

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Water shocks impact the food chain

“We often think of buckets for food security. But in the Pacific, it means water security,” said Dave Hebblethwaite, the Pacific Community’s Water Security and Governance Coordinator.  To illustrate his

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Melanesian delegations meet in Rarotonga

As this week’s program kicks off in Rarotonga, member states of the Pacific Island Forum have held sub-regional caucuses, to prepare for the week’s wide-ranging agenda. Leaders and delegates from Melanesia,

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Preaching partnership in the Pacific islands

As the Pacific Islands Forum holds its 52nd meeting in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, leaders are eager for international delegations to focus on Pacific agendas and priorities, exemplified by the 2050 Strategy for a Blue

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Forum wants action on climate finance and Loss and Damage

RAROTONGA/PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM 2023: As the region faces an El Nino summer and Vanuatu reels from the devastation of Cyclone Lola – the third Category 5 cyclone to hit the nation in seven months – it’s no

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