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PIFS conducts Regional Policy Consultations in Nuku’alofa

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31st January, 2018 A three-day regional policy consultations workshop hosted by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) is currently underway at Fa’onelua Convention Centre, Nuku’alofa.

The three-day event aimed to gather the views of government officials, civil society, private sector and the broader public on issues that can be addressed regionally by the Pacific Islands Forum.

PIFS’s Director for Governance & Engagements, Mr. Sione Tekiteki in a media briefing this afternoon said, “The whole point of the consultations are to gather perspectives from government, different stakeholders in the region to find out what are some of the key issues that needs to be addressed and resolved. We really see this as an opportunity for everybody to come forward and participate, share your views and provide feedback on how we can all make our region strong and more prosperous in the future.”

The consultations will also seek the input of officials on a range of current regional priorities including:

  • Pacific Resilience Facility
  • Framework for Resilient Development
  • Regional Security through Biketawa Plus
  • Forum Foreign Policy
  • SIS Strategy
  • Labour Mobility
  • Business Harmonization & Mobility

The process of the consultation is designed to ensure the development of inclusive and relevant policy at the regional level. The feedback provided will be used to further develop the above mentioned priorities.

Additionally, the Secretariat will also produce a policy report which is based on an aggregation, analysis and summary of the key regionalism policy issues emerging from this consultation for consideration at the Forum Leaders Meeting this year.


Issued by the: Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change & Communcations.

Last Updated ( Monday, 05 February 2018 13:02 )  

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