Dates for 44th Pacific Islands Forum announced

PRESS STATEMENT 16/13

3rd April 2013

The 44th Pacific Islands Forum and related meetings will be held from 3 to 6 September 2013 in Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands.

The dates have been confirmed following consultation between the Government of the Marshall Islands and other members of the Pacific Islands Forum.

The schedule for the 44th Pacific Islands Forum and related meetings is as follows:

    Tuesday 3 September 2013
    Smaller Islands States Leaders Meeting

    Wednesday 4 September 2013
    Pacific Islands Forum Formal Session

    Thursday 5 September 2013
    Forum Leaders Retreat

    Friday 6 September 2013
    25th Post-Forum Dialogue Partners Plenary Session

Senior officials’ meetings will be held at the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat in Suva in preparation for the 44th Pacific Islands Forum as follows:

    - pre-Forum FOC (Forum Officials Committee) meeting: 8 and 9 August 2013

    - Pacific Plan Action Committee meeting: 6 and 7 August 2013

    - Smaller Islands States Officials meeting: 5 August 2013

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Please direct media enquiries to Mue Bentley Fisher at the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat via media@forumsec.org.fj or +679 9998677 (mobile).

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