Home > United Nations Online Network in Public Administration and Finance (UNPAN)
1. Global
2. Africa
3. Arab States
Arab States
4. Asia & Pacific
Asia & Pacific
5. Europe
6. Latin America & Caribbean
Latin America & Caribbean
7. North America
North America
UNPAN Asia & Pacific

Public Administration News  
Pacific Islands Forum Still Relevant and Effective - Study
Source Date: Sunday, November 06, 2016
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Internet Governance
Created: Nov 08, 2016

The Pacific Islands Forum is still relevant, and Pacific countries want New Zealand and Australia to remain in it, according to a new study.

Stephanie Lawson, from Australia's Macquarie University, has been researching the history of regionalism and the way the forum has evolved since it was formed in the 1970s.

She said the Forum has grown to take on many roles, as well as some of the inefficiencies of a large bureaucracy, but it remains largely effective and relevant.

“There's plenty for the Forum to do now and in the future and it's probably played a positive role in many areas of development,” she said.

“I think it does have a lot of relevance, it is the premier forum for political leaders in the Pacific islands to get together, and as far as all my research has shown to date, most of the Pacific islanders want it to remain that way.”

However New Zealand and Australia's membership has prompted Fiji to boycott the meetings since its suspension from the Forum was lifted in 2014.

News Home

 Tag This
 Tell A Friend
del.icio.us digg this Slashdot
0 ratings
Views: 1189

Comments: 0 Favorited: 0 Bookmarked: 0 Tagged: 0

0 Comments | Login to add comment

Site map | FAQs | Terms and Privacy | Contact Us
Copyright 2018 by UNPAN - United Nations Public Administration Network