The Pacific Islands Forum is a regional intergovernmental organisation, and is held every year between the leaders of 18 countries from across the Pacific

This forum established in 1971 with the goal “to work in support of member governments, to enhance the economic and social wellbeing of the people of the South Pacific

But there are two important issues arising because of the enormous impact. These two issues are about the oceans and climate change.

Pacific Forum Secretariat has released the forum communique to the public. The communique has 57 points with several urgent topics.

Pacific Media Watch reports that there was no significant response to Vanuatu’s call for the Forum to support its plan to submit the West Papua decolonisation issue to the United Nations next year.

On the 33rd point, the communique stated that “Leaders recognised the constructive engagement by Forum countries with Indonesia with respect to elections and human rights in West Papua (Papua) and to continue dialogue in an open and constructive manner.”

Asia Pacific countries are well aware of the importance of maintaining the sovereignty of other countries