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Pacific Islands Forum Issues Strongest-ever Statement on Climate, cites Security Threat

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At the conclusion of the 50th Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), Pacific leaders issued a Forum Communiqué and the ‘Kainaki II Declaration for Urgent Climate Change Now’ – the strongest collective statement the Forum has issued on climate change. The PIF took place from 13-16 August 2019 in Funafuti, Tuvalu, with the theme of “Securing our future in the Pacific”.

In the Forum Communiqué,  leaders, inter alia: endorsed the development of a 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent and outlined priorities for “securing our future in the Pacific,” through enhanced climate change and disaster resilience and endorsed Blue Pacific Principles for collective PIF Dialogue and Engagement such as a partnership approach.

Click here for more information on the Declaration. 

The ACP Group of States applauds the Pacific Leaders on their commitment to taking “bold, decisive and transformative action to address the ever-present challenges of climate change”. Prior to the meeting, Dr Patrick I. Gomes, ACP Secretary General issued a statement of support, saying “We are particularly appreciative of the strength of unity and solidarity constantly displayed by Pacific Leaders, the Forum Secretariat and Pacific Regional Organisations… Your earnest determination to ensure that the new Agreement genuinely addresses, in a satisfactory and mutually beneficial manner, the interest of the peoples of the Pacific, Africa and the Caribbean is truly inspiring.”

From 10-13 September 2019, the ACP will convene the 6th Meeting of ACP Ministers in charge of Fisheries and Aquaculture in Apia, Samoa to advance the sustainable development of fisheries and aquaculture by providing an opportunity to consider a range of policy options for the sustainable development of fisheries and aquaculture in ACP Countries. 

Click here for more information on the meeting. 


Photo: Group photo of PIF Leaders, © PIF Secretariat.



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