Pacific leaders launched the Pacific Child Website

Pacific Islands Forum Leaders and officials spent the morning hearing young children’s dreams for 2050, including a Mother-Daughter Talanoa About Climate Change with Pacific Climate Warrior Alisi Rabukawaqa-Nacewa and her daughter Aiyanna Nacewa.
The children of Mobile Kindy Fiji led out in the program in which the Pacific Islands Forum Chair and Prime Minister of Fiji,  Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama launched the Pacific Child Website ( and took on the role of Pacific ECD Champion to encourage investment and action for the young children of the Blue Pacific.
Prime Minister Bainimarama and Prime Minister of Samoa, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, urged those present to commit to investing in young children as a pathway for climate resilience, and supporting the innovators and leaders of 2050.

PRC4ECD has representation from each of the 15 Pacific island countries and territories: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tokelau, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

The Council members are comprised of at least two Ministers – one from the Ministry of Finance,and at least one from the social sector (Ministries of Health, Education, and the Ministry responsible for Social Welfare). The Council is currently chaired by Hon. Ifereime Waqainabete, Minister of Health of Fiji.

The Steering Committee, which supports the full Council, is comprised of at least two Permanent Secretaries or CEOs- one from the Ministry of Finance, and at least one from the social sector (Ministries of Health, Education and Social Welfare) from each of the 15 countries and territories. The Steering Commmittee is currently chaired by Ms. Daniel Cochrane, Secretary of Education of the Cook Islands.

UNICEF Pacific is the Secretariat of the Council, in recognition of UNICEF’s mandate for the rights of children and its leading role in promoting ECD in the region.