New Forum Group Harnesses Diversity

Press Release – Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Suva, FIJI,10 April 2015 — Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, is looking forward to hosting the seven distinguished individuals making up an important new sub-committee on the new Framework for Pacific …New Forum Group Harnesses Diversity Suva, FIJI, 10 April 2015 — Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, is looking forward to hosting the seven distinguished individuals making up an important new sub-committee on the new Framework for Pacific Regionalism. Secretary General Taylor said “The sub committee members bring a wide range of skills and experience to our work and will make it easier for Pacific Leaders to make informed decisions on the most pressing priorities for developing the region.” Ms Teresa Manarangi-Trott of the Cook Islands, she pointed out, was a founding member of the Pacific Islands Private SectorOrganisation: “She has experience in strategic priority setting and high-level advisory work, and knowledge of economic management, public policy and sustainable development.” Ms Manarangi-Trott said she was keen to encourage the subcommittee to maintain a balance between the bigger and the smaller island states: “Small Island States have many challenges and needs and the sub-Committee will ensure equal treatment with larger island priorities”. Another sub committee member, Mr William Kostka of the Federated States of Micronesia, she recalled, “is Co-Founder of the Conservation Society of Pohnpei and the Micronesia Conservation Trust. He...

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