Dame Meg Taylor

Dame Meg pushes ‘Blue Pacific’ thinking at forum

Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor addressed journalists at a pre-forum media workshop hosted by the Pacific Islands News Association (PINA).  

She emphasised the importance of this year’s theme for the 49th Pacific Islands Forum hosted in Nauru - Building a strong Pacific: “Our People – Our Islands – Our Will”.  

Dame Taylor says it’s a call for the region to realise its significance in the world, being the largest ocean state.  

Empowering women 'key to Pacific advancement'

Dame Meg Taylor, in marking International Women's Day, said when young women were empowered they were free to make their own decisions.

She said the flow-on effects were enormous.

Dame Meg said increased female labour force participation would lead to faster economic growth, while evidence shows that when more of the household income is controlled by women the beneficial spending on children improves.

She said she and the forum leaders are committed to advancing gender equality across the region.

Gender equality will bring massive return to Pacific - UN

Swift ratification of the Paris Agreement is a Pivotal Moment for the Pacific and the Planet

“This is a pivotal moment for the planet and a lifeline for the most vulnerable people of the Pacific”, said Secretary General Taylor.

Dame Meg Taylor appointed to Every Woman Every Child High Level Advisory Group

The Group will provide leadership and inspire action for women’s, children’s and adolescent’s health as the world begins working towards implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

PIFS Governing Council to discuss highest priority initiatives for the region

The Pre-Forum FOC will recommend key agenda items for Leader’s consideration when they meet in Port Moresby on 7-11 September, 2015.

“A significant point of discussion for the officials is the new Framework for Pacific Regionalism that facilitates regional priority setting and focuses political decision making on important issues that are relevant to the region,” explained the Secretary General, Dame Meg Taylor.