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Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) meets with Pacific Islands Forum Leaders on the margins of the General Assembly's annual general debate.
Secretary-General Meets PIF Leaders and the PIF Secretariat, September 2017 . UN Photo

The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) was founded in 1971 and currently has a membership of 18 states and territories. As part of its cooperation with regional organizations, the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs has been increasing its cooperation with the PIF Secretariat to address the unique challenges facing the region, including peace and security, governance, climate change, sustainable development/2030 agenda, gender equality and youth empowerment.