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Strategic guidance

Repeka Nasiko
Saturday, June 21, 2014

A PROPER governance structure has been established within the Pacific Islands Development Forum, which will provide strategic guidance for the forum's main objectives.

While providing a progress report, PIDF chairman and Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama said the structure included a senior officials committee, chaired by the ambassador of the Federated States of Micronesia, Gerson Jackson, who oversaw the work of the secretariat.

"And we have a governing council under my chairmanship to provide strategic guidance when this summit is not in session."

He said the council had its first meeting on Wednesday and they made a number of decisions.

"We approved a work program and budget for the PIDF and approved its new strategic focus and transitional governance structure. And we agreed on the terms of reference to begin preparing an agreement for the long-term institutional arrangements for the PIDF."

He said the agreement would be adopted next year by all Pacific nations and territories wishing to formally join the organisation.

"A host country agreement has been approved by the governing council, which will now be signed by Fiji as host government and the PIDF Secretariat."

He said the PIDF membership was expanding.

"Last year, we had 320 participants joining us here.

"This year, we have more than 400 and the presence with us today of the Indonesian leader is ample evidence that we are a formidable and credible regional grouping and that our future potential is limited only by our imaginations."





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