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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE Furthering the FIPIC Agenda through Sustainable Initiatives
25–26 May, 2017
Suva, Fiji
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Over the past few years, relations between India and Pacific Island Countries have grown closer than they have ever been before. I myself have very pleasant memories of my visit to this region in 2014 when we held the first forum for India and the Pacific Island Countires (FIPIC) in Suva."

Shri Narendra Modi
Hon'ble Prime Minister of India

Gen.(Dr.) V K Singh (Retd.)
Hon'ble Minister of State for External Affairs, Government of India
"The Sustainable Development Conference (SDC), marks yet another crucial step in India's pioneering initiative in engaging with the Pacific Island Countries (PICs). The conference will see an enhanced exchange of high-impact actionable ideas that will boost the blue economy in the Indo-Pacific region. Deliberations that take place in this conference will have a positive impact for the island nations as also India. We welcome representatives from all the Pacific Island Nations, who are part of the FIPIC, to the Conference and look forward to an exchange of knowledge and experiences that will further our common goal of sustainable development for our people."

About us

The state visit by the Hon’ble Indian President Shri Pranab Mukherjee to Papua New Guinea (PNG) and New Zealand in April 2016, marked an important milestone in India’s extended ‘Act East’ policy. It flagged a new momentum that has emerged in India’s relations with the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) since the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi assumed office in May, 2014 and subsequently instituted the Forum for India Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC).

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Objectives of the Conference

Encourage region wide strategic policies to mitigate and to adapt to climate change.

Promote regional cooperation and exchange of expertise on the implementation of effective sustainable development policies in the region

Enhance the public-private action and nexus to build resilient communities.

Act as a platform to develop a COP 23 regional strategy.

Guide participating stakeholders in securing financial support and exchange of innovative technology.

The Conference Venue

The Grand Pacific Hotel, Suva has been an icon of the South Pacific for over a century. Totally rebuilt, the Hotel reopened in May, 2014 on the hundredth anniversary of its original opening and has already regained its place as the “grand old lady” of the Pacific – a wonderful blend of fascinating colonial architecture and history combined with magnificent Fijian hospitality and friendliness.

Places of Interest near Grand Pacific Hotel
Suva Market Albert Park Fiji Museum Boat Tours and Water Sports Sacred Heart Cathedral Thurston Gardens Maui Bay Horse Riding Adventure Colo-i-Suva Forest Park

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