Thursday 22 and Friday 23 August 2019
Aggie Grey’s Sheraton Hotel and Bungalows, Apia

Samoa and New Zealand are co-hosting a Women, Peace and Security Summit in Apia, this Thursday 22 and Friday 23 August 2019, to promote the Women, Peace and Security agenda and its implementation in the Pacific, as well as relevant action under the Boe Declaration on Regional Security, as endorsed at the Pacific Islands Forum, in 2018.

The Summit will feature influential Samoan, Pacific and international speakers from a diverse range of backgrounds and disciplines, and participants will include military and police personnel, government officials, academics, and civilian, youth and civil society organisation representatives.

Countries represented at the Summit include: Australia, Canada, Chile, Cook Islands, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Japan, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The Summit programme presents various media opportunities and media are invited, as per the schedule advised below.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Media are required to register intention to attend the fixtures on this schedule with the Press Secretariat, Government of Samoa, lave.tuiletufuga@mpmc.gov.ws, by midday (12 noon), Tuesday 20 August 2019.