Posts Tagged ‘PIDF’

Churches express support of West Papua

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Churches in Fiji and the region are throwing their voices behind self determination for West Papua. Their support comes as the PIDF hosted Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at its second summit in Nadi last week. Indonesia has maintained rule in West Papua since 1969 and has in the past been accused of widespread human Read more

Little Islands Take On Australasian Dominance

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

A new Pacific islands forum will seek to challenge the Australasian dominance in a regional body. The new grouping’s approach is being billed the ‘Pacific Way’, and also the ‘green and blue’ way for its commitment to environmentally sustainable oceans as well as land. The new Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) challenges the Pacific Island Read more

Conference of Churches gives cautious welcome to PIDF

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Pacific Conference of Churches(PCC)  has welcomed the formation of the Pacific Islands Development Forum ( PIDF ) as as a move towards inclusivity but has warned against paying mere lip service to development in the Pacific. “From the perspective of the church and faith-based organisations, we have a huge constituency and network which can be used Read more