The Pacific Islands Forum has launched a new long-term strategy to address present and future challenges faced by Pacific peoples.
The ‘2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent’ was endorsed by regional heads of governments on 14 July, as the curtains fell on the 51st Forum Leaders’ Meeting in Suva.
Read the full strategy document: Pacific Islands Forum 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific (PDF, 1.7MB)
“As Pacific Leaders, our vision is for a resilient Pacific Region of peace, harmony, security, social inclusion and prosperity, that ensures all Pacific peoples can lead free, healthy and productive lives,” the 2050 strategy’s leaders’ vision states.
Forum chairman and Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama said the new regional blueprint “is about who we are”.
“The 2050 Strategy is about what we share in common, our challenges and our opportunities about what we need to do together. This is why the 2050 Strategy focuses on our people,” Bainimarama said.
“It is our people who have sent us here to deliberate on their behalf and we owe them strategic response to their greatest challenges especially our youth, our children and grandchildren, who will inherit this strategy and our collective ambitions.”
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