Prime Minister Mark Brown will attend the Forum Foreign Ministers meeting in Fiji this week.
As the host Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders
meeting in Rarotonga in November, Brown is also chair of the Foreign Ministers
The leaders will focus on one of the key priorities which
will be implementation plan of the 2050 Strategy.
This five-year implementation plan is scheduled to be
endorsed at the upcoming Forum Leaders meeting in November.
In line with the 2050 Strategy, Ministers will deliberate
on global and regional strategic trends and dynamics, the climate crisis, and a
revitalised gender equality declaration.
The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, in a statement,
said this will include the region’s key engagement and advocacy priorities,
including the preparation for the 78th United Nations General Assembly
(UNGA78) and US-PIF Summit, the upcoming Forum Leaders Meeting, COP28, and the
release of treated Fukushima nuclear wastewater by Japan into the Pacific
Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum, Henry
Puna said: “The Forum Foreign Ministers will also consider the Outcomes of
recent Ministerial Meetings, including the Pacific Islands Forum Women Leaders
Meeting, the Forum Economic Ministerial, and the Forum Fisheries Ministerial
Meeting of the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), so on top of the work programmes
around the 2050 implementation and international engagement and advocacy, there
is much work to do.”