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37th Pacific Island Forum - GLISPA High Level Event: Beyond the Micronesia Challenge: Sustainable Livelihoods for Pacific Communities

Title: 37th Pacific Island Forum - GLISPA High Level Event: Beyond the Micronesia Challenge: Sustainable Livelihoods for Pacific Communities
Date: October 23-28, 2006
Location: Suva, Fiji
Hosts: FSM, RMI, Palau

At the Forum
  • Pacific Communiqué agreed by all 16 Pacific Heads of State supported resource conservation as critical to sustainable development and requested assistance with financial planning for these priority goals
  • Statements of strong support from EU, France, UK, & USA At the GLISPA High Level Event
  • 5 Pacific Heads of State reaffirmed their commitments and called for regional action and collaboration (Fiji, FSM, Kiribati, Palau, RMI)
  • USA announced the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) Marine National Monument; $460,000 for protected areas in FSM, regional invasives and RMI waste management; and a NOAA/UNESCO meeting to promote closer collaboration with the Pacific


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