Leaders Receive Sir Mekere’s Pacific Plan Review Report
The Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat has formally sent a copy of Sir Mekere Morauta’s final report of the 2013 Review of the Pacific Plan to all Forum Leaders and Associate Members. Sir Mekere submitted his report on 31st October, as per the schedule agreed by Leaders at their Forum in Majuro in September 2013.
In submitting the report, Sir Mekere spoke of the report’s direction and emphasis, which he said highlights the region’s vulnerabilities and dependencies and the need for a new level and quality of political debate, policy and cooperation at the regional level. Recommendations focus, in particular, on the institutions and processes driving Pacific regionalism. Sir Mekere’s Letter of Transmittal is available here.
The 225-page final report, together with a 20-page Summary, will be discussed by Forum officials in December, with a view to recommending next steps to Leaders. The report will not be published until after Leaders and their governments have had the opportunity to fully study its recommendations.