Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, is New York this week.
He is attending the High Level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14.
The conference aims to gather inputs from this high political forum on the importance of oceans and the drive to preserve marine life and ocean's resources for future generations.
Issues expected to be discussed include:
• Identify ways and means to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14;
• Build on existing successful partnerships and stimulate innovative and concrete new partnerships to advance the implementation of Goal 14;
• Involve all relevant stakeholders, bringing together Governments, the United Nations system, other intergovernmental organizations, international financial institutions, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions the scientific community, the private sector, philanthropic organizations and other actors to assess challenges and opportunities relating to, as well as actions taken towards, the implementation of Goal 14;
• Share the experiences gained at the national, regional and international levels in the implementation of Goal 14.
Issues from this meeting will be further discussed at the Pacific Island Forum Leaders meeting to be hosted by Samoa in September.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs C.E.O, Peseta Noumea Simi is accompanying the Prime Minister to the meeting.