UN-OHRLLS attends 2010 Pacific Islands Forum

The Forty-first Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) was held in Port Vila, Vanuatu, from 3 to 6 August 2010 and was attended by the Heads of State and Government of:  the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Kiribati, the Republic of Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Tonga and the Republic of Vanuatu; the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia and the Minister for Planning and District Development of Papua New Guinea. Solomon Islands and Tuvalu were represented by Special Envoys; Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Wallis and Futuna, the Asian Development Bank, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the United Nations representatives attended as Observers and New Caledonia and French Polynesia attended the formal session as Associate Members.

Among the issues discussed during this year’s forum were: the Millennium Development Goals, Climate change, the Pacific Environment Community Fund, as well key progress achieved by members of the PIF under the Pacific Plan.