Forum leaders annual meet to be held in Samoa in September

Pacific Islands Forum leaders will be converging in Samoa from 4th to 8th September for their 48th annual conference.

In preparation for the 48th Forum Leaders Meeting, the Forum Officials Committee Meeting, the governing council of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, will meet in Suva on 8 and 9 August preceded by the Smaller Island States Officials Meeting and the Pacific ACP Officials Meeting on 7 August, 20167.

A meeting of the Forum Foreign Ministers will also be held on 11 August 2017 in Suva.

The Smaller Islands States Leaders Meeting will be held in Apia on 4 September. This will be followed by the Pacific ACP Leaders Meeting.

The Official Opening of the 48th Pacific Islands Forum will also be held on 5 September

The Forum Leaders Dialogue with Civil Society Organisations and Private Sector will take place on 6 September.

The 48th Pacific Islands Forum Plenary Sessions with Associate Member and Forum Observers and Post Forum Dialogue Partners is scheduled for Thursday, 7 September.

The Forum Leaders Retreat will be held on Friday, 8 September.