Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders Opens

HONOLULU (Sept. 13, 2022) – As Secretariat of the Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders (PICL), the Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP) yesterday welcomed sixteen leaders from Pacific Islands nations and territories to the East-West Center in Honolulu for the opening of the 12th PICL summit meeting. View photos from the opening day of the three-day summit on…

Pacific Islands Development Program To Convene 12th Pacific Islands Conference Of Leaders In September

The Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP) at the East-West Center will convene “Puʻuhonua: The Pacific Way Forward,” the 12th Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders (PICL), September 12-14, 2022 in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. The PICL Standing Committee, a body of senior officials from member countries and territories, met virtually on August 8, 2022 to confirm arrangements for the September…

Press Conference: 12th Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders – Puʻuhonua: The Pacific Way Forward

https://youtu.be/Xpxl3ZbluTo Moderated by East-West Center President Suzanne Vares-Lum and featuring PICL Chair, His Excellency President David W. Panuelo of the Federated States of Micronesia and the Honorable Governor David Ige of the State of Hawaiʻi The Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders (PICL), a council of 20 member governments, was founded in 1980 by Hawaiʻi Gov.…

Pacific Leaders Address Key Regional Issues at the 12th Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders

HONOLULU (Sept. 16, 2022) – The 12th Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders (PICL), titled Puʻuhonua: The Pacific Way Forward, featured a robust three-day schedule of dialogues, plenary sessions, meetings, and side events. View photos from the Sept. 12-14 summit on Flickr. Pacific Island leaders seated at the 12th Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders held at…

PIDP Teams with Bess Press to Donate Books to the Micronesian Resource Center One-Stop Shop (MRCOSS) in Guam

In April 2022, the team at the Micronesian Resource Center One-Stop Shop (MRCOSS) had the great pleasure to meet Dr. James Viernes during his short visit to Guam. During the meeting, Dr. James and the team discussed potential partnerships and ways to collaborate on initiatives to help communities in the Pacific region between Pacific Island…

Eleventh Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders Communique

PICL 2021

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…

Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders Concludes Virtual Meeting

PICL 2021

US Climate Envoy John Kerry tells leaders that with all-of-society effort it’s possible to both beat the climate crisis and transition to sustainable economies HONOLULU (June 3, 2021) – The leaders of 11 nations and territories across the Pacific met yesterday for the final day of a two-day online gathering of the Pacific Islands Conference…