22 Dec 2014

PIF seeking sub-committee on regionalism

9:53 am on 22 December 2014

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat has called for nominations to a Specialist Sub-Committee for Regionalism.

A banner declaring the Pacific Islands Forum in Palau

A banner declaring the Pacific Islands Forum in Palau Photo: RNZI

The sub-committee is being established following a Pacific Leaders' call this year for more cohesive regionalism efforts including governments, civil society, the private sector and regional and international partners.

In July, the Pacific Island Forum Leaders' 45th meeting in Palau endorsed the formation of a Specialist Sub-Committee for Regionalism to play a key role in implementing the Framework for Pacific Regionalism.

It will be composed of suitably-skilled representatives from each sub-region, Australia or New Zealand, a Smaller Island State, civil society and the private sector, with the PIF Secretary General as the Sub-Committee Chair.

The deadline for submissions is 30 January 2015.