In a historic first for the Blue Pacific, the Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General, Dame Meg Taylor, met the United National Secretary General, António Guterres in New York on 12th March.
The two discussed priorities for the Pacific region including the threat of climate change to regional security, financing for development and the Pacific’s progress on the 2030 Agenda, and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Following the meeting, Dame Meg Taylor, reflected on the importance of on-going dialogue between the Pacific Islands Forum and the United Nations under the leadership of Secretary General Guterres.
“Today’s meeting was a valuable opportunity to further the discussions the Secretary General had with the Pacific Islands Forum last year. I am encouraged by his strong commitment to our Blue Pacific and his determined efforts to address the impacts of climate change. I am confident that we will have transformative discussions at his High Level Climate Summit in September,” said Dame Meg Taylor.
Dame Meg Taylor is in New York for a range of Pacific-focused meetings, including the ECOSOC Committee for Development Policy, and the 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women.