Pacific Islands Forum Leader's Meeting: Key Takeaways

Posted on 23 November 2023

The Pacific Islands Forum (FIF) Leaders Meeting was held in Raratonga earlier this month - here are a few of the significant outcomes from the week long summit:

  1. The landmark announcement of the Falepili Agreement, in which Australia offered residency to Tuvaluans forced to relocate due to climate change.
  2. Saudia Arabia announcing a significant contribution of US $50 million to assist in kickstarting the Pacific Resilience Facility (PRF) to increase preparedness to climate related disasters in the region. 
  3. The US reiterated their US $8 billion commitment of funding to the Pacific, and their focus on enhancing their partnerships within the region
  4. Adoption of implementation plan for PIF 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific.
  5. Baron Waqa, former Nauru President, was confirmed as the next PIF Secretary General

Listen to this audio brief from Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Kathyrn Paik - Global Implications of the 52nd Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ Meeting - to gain more insight into the outcomes of the meeting.


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