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Tokelau contributes $71k to PIDF

The islands nation of Tokelau contributed NZD$50,000 (FJD$71,000) to the Pacific Islands Development Forum Secretariat as part of its voluntary membership contribution yesterday. This amount was pledged by Tokelau during the signing ceremony of the PIDF Charter earlier this year in April signalling the formal accession of Tokelau to the Pacific Islands Development Forum. PIDF […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

June 22, 2016 8:57 am

The islands nation of Tokelau contributed NZD$50,000 (FJD$71,000) to the Pacific Islands Development Forum Secretariat as part of its voluntary membership contribution yesterday.

Ulu O Tokelau Aliki Faipule Afega Gaualofa with PIDF Secretary General, François Martel earlier this year during the PIDF Charter signing ceremony. (PIDF)
Ulu O Tokelau Aliki Faipule Afega Gaualofa with PIDF Secretary General, François Martel earlier this year during the PIDF Charter signing ceremony. (PIDF)

This amount was pledged by Tokelau during the signing ceremony of the PIDF Charter earlier this year in April signalling the formal accession of Tokelau to the Pacific Islands Development Forum.

PIDF Secretary General Mr François Martel expressed his sincere appreciation for the timely volunteer membership contribution as PIDF prepares for the upcoming Leaders’ Summit in Honiara from the 12 to 13 July.

Secretary General Martel acknowledged the continued support of Tokelau to PIDF, so it can continue to have a voice and opportunities in the Pacific realm and to ensure that “no one is left behind” and also encouraged other members of PIDF to provide their voluntary membership contributions.

MARTEL: “We are indeed very appreciative of our members that have given in their contributions such as Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, PIANGO and now Tokelau but we would like to encourage other members to also make their pledges and contributions to PIDF a reality.”

Tokelau has been a strong supporter to the concept of the Pacific Islands Development Forum since its inception in 2012 and has contributed to all its Summits and consultations. Their delegations were also instrumental in developing the PIDF Charter and also its flagship for COP21 in Paris – the Suva Declaration on climate change.

Tokelau became the 12th member of the PIDF (10th country member) in earlier this year.

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