PIDF to culminate with the adoption of a new charter
August 31, 2015 7:43 pm
The third Pacific Islands Development Forum is underway in Suva with the weeklong event to culminate with the adoption of a new charter for the PIDF as well as a declaration on Climate Change.
With the theme Building Climate Resilience, Green, Blue Pacific Economies this year’s Summit is significant for the future of the Forum.
PIDF Interim Secretary General, Amena Yauvoli says the first ever charter will give the Forum an international identity which has been lacking since its inception.
“This charter will provide in laymen terms, what it means it can relate, undertake it’s work internationally with its development partners, as well with the United Nations so it’s a key document of the organization."
PIDF Climate Change Advisor Dr Mahendra Kumar says the Declaration includes critical submissions which the Pacific region will take to a global conference in Paris France.
The Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Kamlesh Sharma and the United Nations Special Envoy on Climate Change, Ambassador Mary Robinson are among high level delegates attending the PIDF Summit and the Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, General Tanasak Patimapragorn is the chief guest.