Oceania 21
Status of initiative: On track
Description/achievement of initiative

Noumea Communique2nd Oceania 21 ConferenceNoumea, 2 July 20141. The 2nd Oceania 21 Conference (Oceania 21), organised by the New Caledonian Government, with the support of France, and was chaired in turn by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Vanuatu, the Prime Minister of Tuvalu and the President of the Marshall Islands, currently Chairman of the Pacific Islands Forum.

Implementation methodologies

Through an active membership and the future permanent institution. The annual conference will take a important place.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

1. The commitment of the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia to form a common working group responsible for defining the group to explore possible avenues for collaboration between the parties in managing jointly their maritime zones.2. A joint regional development plan for a pilot holothurian (sea cucumber/beche de mer) breeding programme, based on cooperation between Tuvalu, Vanuatu, American Samoa, Samoa, Tonga, Kiribati, New Caledonia and such other Pacific countries as may be interested

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Through a future permenent institution (fondation or secretariat)


New Caledonia, France, Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Nauru, Niue, Palau,Tonga, Wallis and Futuna, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea and French Polynesia, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, SPREP, Prince Albert II of Monaco, the French Research for Development Institute (IRD) and Green Cross and Ocean Futures Society
Dissemination of the Noumea Communique
2014 - 2015
Structuration of the Oceania 21 delegation for COP 20 (LIma) and COP 21 (Paris)
2014 - 2015
Implementation of a maximum of Noumea communique recommandations
Resources devoted to implementation
Financing (in USD)
400,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
IRD (French Institute of research for the devloppment)
Staff / Technical expertise
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 1 July
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Date of completion: in Progress
Operating in countries
Contact information/focal point(s)
anais rouveyrol, anais.rouveyrol@gouv.nc

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