Update: 4:57PM THE 25th tri-annual Pan Pacific and South East Asia Womens Association (PPSEAWA) Conference was opened by Minister for Women Dr Jiko Luveni this morning.
181 delegates from 13 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, including 41 from Fiji, are attending the event being held in Fiji for the first time.
The conference will focus on the theme 'Managing the Environment for a Sustainable and Peaceful World'.
Dr Luveni said the theme was important for the children and future generations of the planet.
"We owe it to them to do our part as mothers and grandmothers, as sisters, as women, as Pan-Pacific," she said.