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2 PIDF member countries launch National Sustainable Development Board
By Iva Danford
Friday 17/03/2017
Pacific Island Development Forum Secretary General Francois Martel.

Two member countries of the Pacific Island Development Forum have today launched their National Sustainable Development Board which is aimed to keep the Secretariat informed with the latest available information.

Nauru and the Marshall Islands are the first two countries and will be able to share a commitment to the Pacific ways of life recognizing history, culture, identity and the impacts of climate change.

Pacific Island Development Forum Secretary General Francois Martel says one of the main reasons of the establishment of the National Sustainable Development Board is that it’s part of their governance system.

Martel says they believe that this will be a new tool that could be used by every organisation that they can engage with to ensure that they can deceiver activities at national level from regional priorities.

The Pacific Island Development Forum Secretary brings together leaders from the public and private sectors and civil society to address regional development challenges, through mutual benefit innovative partnership.