"The challenges of the 21st century will require an unprecedented level of collaboration and innovation. Working together with other stakeholders and partners, local government can create Pacific communities that are vibrant, resilient, and inclusive. The 2014 Pacific Local Government Forum will connect you to diverse experts, leading practice and innovative ideas that will help create positive developmental change, starting with your community."

Karibaiti Taoaba, CLGF Pacific Regional Director

The Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) Pacific held its third Pacific Local Government Forum (PLGF) from the 19 - 23 May, 2014 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The event was hosted by the Papua New Guinea Department of Provincial and Local Level Government Affairs (DPLGA) and National Capital District Commission (NCDC).

This unique Forum was the largest gathering of local governments in the region and brought together over 100 representatives from government ministries, local government associations and capital cities across eleven countries in the region: Cook Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu as well as Australia and New Zealand.

The Forum demonstrated and encouraged local innovation and leadership within the local government sector through peer learning and exchange of good practice and ideas.

CLGF is dedicated to putting local government at the heart of development and promoting solutions that really work for the benefit of Pacific communities.

The PLGF 2014 is officially opened by Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Hon. Peter O'Neill accompanied by CLGF Patron and Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Hon. Enele Sopoaga.

CLGF Pacific is pleased to continue its association with the New Zealand Aid Programme as the Principle Sponsor and Partner of the 2014 Pacific Local Government Forum.