PIF to discuss five key issues
September 6, 2015 1:40 am
Five key issues have been identified through a public process for Forum Leaders to discuss at the meeting in Papua New Guinea this week.
Secretary General to the Pacific Islands Forum Dame Meg Taylor says these issues include increased returns on fisheries, climate change, alleged human rights issues within West Papua, cervical cancer and Information and Communications Technology.
Speaking to the journalists at a media workshop ahead of the 46th Pacific Islands Forum Meg Taylor urged them to convey issues and facts accurately and independently.
Pacific leaders and their delegations have started to arrive into Port Moresby in time for the Small Island States Summit tomorrow, followed by members of the Pacific ACP group of countries meeting on Tuesday.
The main Forum plenary is scheduled on Wednesday to be followed by the Leaders’ traditional retreat on Thursday with the Forum wrapping up with the Post Forum Dialogue with development partners on Friday.