'Forum Leaders mandated a strengthening of the regional
institutional framework for ocean governance and policy coordination by
establishing a Pacific Ocean Commissioner to provide the necessary high-level
representation and commitment – to ensure dedicated advocacy and attention to
ocean priorities, decisions and processes at national, regional and
international levels. This of course includes framing of our approach to the
various international commitments such as the 2030 Agenda and SDGs.'
Opening Remarks by the Deputy Secretary General, Cristelle Pratt, at the Pacific Ocean Alliance Workshop.