The Eleventh Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders (PICL) convened for the first time in its 41-year history through a virtual platform via Zoom 1-2 June 2021 (HST). Eleven Island Leaders participated.

The meetings were convened virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent travel and gathering restrictions. Prior to 2016, PICL convened on a triannual basis meeting every three years, with annual meetings of the Standing Committee convening between PICL meetings. A five-year gap since the last convening in 2016 necessitated an agenda of this Eleventh PICL as one with the following objectives: 1) to reacquaint the Secretariat of PICL and all member countries; 2) to engage in dialogue with Pacific Leaders on regional issues and concerns; and 3) to determine governance arrangements for PICL and its Secretariat.

Read the full communique here.