Apia, Samoa – Over 40 Civil Society Leaders from Samoa, Niue, Cook Islands, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, Guam and Nauru gathered in Apia on 31st August – 1st September, for a Pre Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) Civil Society Roundtable convened by the Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO), to discuss national and regional concerns ahead of the 48th Pacific Islands’ Forum Leaders’ meeting.
The meeting was officially opened by the PIANGO board Chairperson, Sarah Thomas-Nededog and formally closed by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat secretary general, Dame Meg Taylor.
With the title of and thematic discussions on “Rethinking and Reshaping the Pacific We Want – Big Ocean States in a Blue Pacific”, Pacific civil society leaders discussed:
- The Global Development Agenda within the Geopolitical Context
- Pacific Stewardship and Climate Justice
- Pacific governance and leadership
- Self Determination and Decolonisation
- CSOs – Leaders Dialogue
- Pacific Regionalism
View the Outcomes Statement here