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The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 2013

The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 2013 Throughout the year, there was signifi- agencies was analyzed during a review cant debate about Pacific regionalism of the 2005 Pacific Plan for Strength- and the future of agencies that make ening Regional Integration and Coop- up the Council of Regional Organiza- eration. Throughout 2013, former tions of the Pacific (crop). Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Min- A major review of the Pacific Plan ister Sir Mekere Morauta led a review outlined new priorities for the region, team that visited all Forum member while summits highlighted the grow- countries, together with associate ing influence of Melanesian nations members New Caledonia and French and the links between climate change, Polynesia. Morauta’s team presented disasters, and development. Pacific an interim report in July, briefed governments began preparing regional Forum leaders on their findings at the policies on climate, oceans, fisher- annual summit in the Republic of the ies, and sustainable development to Marshall Islands (RMI) in September, be carried onto the global stage in and then released their final report at coming months as the United Nations year’s end. (UN) declared 2014 as the Interna- Following the 2012 Winder review tional Year for Small Island States. of the Forum Secretariat (which http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 2013

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 26 (2) – Sep 17, 2014

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Abstract

Throughout the year, there was signifi- agencies was analyzed during a review cant debate about Pacific regionalism of the 2005 Pacific Plan for Strength- and the future of agencies that make ening Regional Integration and Coop- up the Council of Regional Organiza- eration. Throughout 2013, former tions of the Pacific (crop). Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Min- A major review of the Pacific Plan ister Sir Mekere Morauta led a review outlined new priorities for the region, team that visited all Forum member while summits highlighted the grow- countries, together with associate ing influence of Melanesian nations members New Caledonia and French and the links between climate change, Polynesia. Morauta’s team presented disasters, and development. Pacific an interim report in July, briefed governments began preparing regional Forum leaders on their findings at the policies on climate, oceans, fisher- annual summit in the Republic of the ies, and sustainable development to Marshall Islands (RMI) in September, be carried onto the global stage in and then released their final report at coming months as the United Nations year’s end. (UN) declared 2014 as the Interna- Following the 2012 Winder review tional Year for Small Island States. of the Forum Secretariat (which

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Published: Sep 17, 2014

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