China delegate storms out on Nauru host at Pacific Islands Forum

By BEN PACKHAM in Nauru China’s representative at the Pacific Island Forum in Nauru has stormed out of talks with forum nations after a dispute with host nation leader, President Baron Waqa. The Chinese “dialogue partner” left the closed doors meeting after what was…
Nauru faces pressure ahead of Pacific Island Forum

Gia Garrick, Political Reporter  @giaisonline gia.garrick@radionz.co.nz Regional security and other pressing issues like climate change will be top of the formal agenda at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru this week. But leaders will also be confronted with the situation facing refugees…

BY Islands Business correspondent Nic Maclellan at the Pacific Islands Forum, Nauru Pacific leaders will consider a new Biketawa Plus declaration on regional security, as they gather in Nauru for the 49th Pacific Islands Forum. The draft statement describes climate…
U.S. Delegation to attend 30th Pacific Islands Forum

A high-level U.S. government delegation comprised of senior officials from the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Agency for International Development will attend the 30th Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Leaders Session with Forum…

Today is the fifth anniversary of the implementation of the policy under which all people who travel by boat to Australia to seek asylum are detained indefinitely on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island and Nauru. About 1600 refugees and asylum…
PM set to chair PIDF in July

PRIME Minister Rick Hou will chair the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) meeting in Honiara in July this year. Last Friday, the Prime Minister was briefed on the progress of arrangements by the Secretary General of PIDF Francois Martel. Mr…
Head of Vanuatu Delegation to the 105th ACP Ministerial Session

Mr. President and I make this intervention on behalf of seven other Pacific Island nations including Vanuatu, Tonga, Tuvalu, Palau, Nauru, the Solomon Islands and the Marshall Islands also known as the Pacific Coalition on West Papua. We have come…