New Zealand is proud to host the 42nd Pacific Islands Forum in 2011, the year of the Forumís 40th anniversary. The Pacific Islands Forum brings together member countries from across the Pacific to work on shared goals for the social and economic well being of the region. New Zealand welcomes the leaders and delegates from all member countries to the Forum.
Pacific Islands Leaders on Waiheke Island
The opening ceremony of the 42nd meeting of the Pacific Island Forum was held on Wednesday the 7th of September. See the video and transcripts of the opening addresses by Incoming Chair, John Key and Forum Secretary-General, Tuiloma Neroni Slade below: