Pacific Islands Forum

Nuclear legacy gets US focus

Nuclear legacy gets US focus

KELLY LORENNIJ Among the important topics discussed by Pacific Island Forum leaders in Tuvalu last month was the issue of nuclear contamination in the region, a long-standing concern stated in previous Forum meetings and official communique statements, as well as health and security issues related to World War II wrecks and unexploded ordnance. This year […]

Hilda reels in climate aid

Hilda reels in climate aid

At the margin of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIFS) Leaders meeting last week in Tuvalu, President Hilda Heine met with Jerry Velasquez, Director of the Green Climate Fund’s Division of Mitigation and Adaptation. The meeting was to discuss the on-going GCF program, in particular the Water and Coastal Adaptation Program in the Marshall Islands. President […]

Hilda networks with donors

Hilda networks with donors

President Hilda Heine met with numerous heads of state during the Pacific Islands Forum in Pohnpei last week, including Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. She held meetings with 14 donor agencies and nations on the side while the Forum meetings progressed. The two key issues commanding focus of the leaders was response to climate changes […]