Australian Foreign Affairs Minister shares plans for 2021 meetings on gender equality in Pacific region

Australia’s Foreign Affairs Minister and Minister for Women, Marise Payne, has indicated that a 14th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women will be held in April 2021, following the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in March 2021. An annual Pacific women leaders meeting has also been proposed as part of the Pacific Islands Forum agenda for later in 2021.

Payne co-chaired a meeting in Fiji in November 2020 on the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on women and girls in the Pacific region. This meeting focused on essential health services, education, and legal protections, as well as e-safety.

Press release - Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women