The Pacific, though among the most affected regions to the impacts of climate change, are also known for their innovation and resilience. Attesting to such innovation, Pacific countries have been engaged in a human mobility project called: Pacific Climate Change Migration and Human Security programme (PCCM-HS). One of the objectives of the programme is the development of a rights-based regional framework to address the issue of climate mobility (migration, displacement and relocation).
PCCM-HS is jointly implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), International Labour Organization (ILO), Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD), Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
The development of the climate mobility regional framework is now jointly pursued under a government-led Joint Working Group (JWG), co-chaired by the Governments of Fiji and Tuvalu, together with a number of Pacific Island member States and partners of PCCM-HS. The JWG is now working on draft a climate mobility regional framework with the close guidance of Pacific Island member states and stakeholders.
This side event, co-organized by the Government of Fiji and the Government of Tuvalu and PCCM-HS partners on the occasion of the 9th Asia Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development, will share experiences and lessons from implementing the three-year programme towards designing and development of a regional response to climate related mobility.
Join us to hear from:
- Hon. Josaia Vorege Bainmarama, Prime Minister of Fiji
- Hon. Simon Kofe, the Minister of Justice, Communications and Foreign Affairs – Government of Tuvalu
- Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Executive Secretary – ESCAP
The event will be moderated by Teea Tira, Pacific Island Forum Secretariat
The side event is co-sponsored by: The Government of Fiji and the Government of Tuvalu and is co-organised by PCCM-HS project partners.
Event related videos:
ES ESCAP Video Message_APFSD - PCCMHS Side Event
Minister of Foreign Affairs Tuvalu Video Message_APFSD - PCCMHS Side Event