Pacific island countries discuss refugee protection

SUVA, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- The inaugural Regional Meeting on Protection hosted by Fiji in partnership with the United NationsHigh Commissioner for Refugees concluded on Wednesday, aiming to strengthen regional cooperation to address the growing challenge of refugee population in the Pacific region.

The two-day conference brought together representatives from about 13 Pacific island countries to discuss issues relating to refugee protection, including mixed migration, statelessness and climate-induced displacement.

Attended by representatives from Fiji, the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu, the conference also sought to boost regional and sub-regional innovation to develop solutions to challenges stemming from refugees and displaced peoples in the Pacific.

The participating Pacific island countries exchanged ideas and shared experiences in an effort to identify key actions necessary to increase regional support for people in need of international protection throughout the Pacific region.

[ Editor: Jiaming ]


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