Thursday, May 16, 2013

New Pacific Plan Desk Officer appointed in FSM

Bellow is a press statement from the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat released here as it relates directly to the Federated States of Micronesia. Inquiries should be made to the responsible person as indicated in the statement itself. 

16th May 2013
The new Pacific Plan Desk Officer has had a busy start in his post in the Federated States of Micronesia.
Mr McEnroe Ardos was appointed to the Desk Officer position on May 1st under a joint agreement between the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia.
In his first few weeks on the job, Mr Ardos has been assisting in the organisation of consultations for the Pacific Plan Review team – including meetings with representatives of the national and state governments, regional organisations, and non-governmental groups.

“The Pacific Plan Review meetings have been an excellent learning experience for me”, he said. “It is good to understand what the Pacific Plan means for different stakeholders”.

Mr Ardos is officially employed under a contract with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, but is placed in the Federated States of Micronesia’s Department of Foreign Affairs, and logistically supported in-country by the Government.

Secretary of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Lorin S. Robert, has applauded the appointment of the Desk Officer. “This position will help strengthen links to the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and the broader region’s work under the Pacific Plan”, he said.

“We are looking forward to working with Mr Ardos over the course of his contract”, responded Forum Secretariat Deputy Secretary General Feleti Teo.

“We welcome his placement within the Federated States of Micronesia Government, which will further strengthen our relationship with, and delivery of assistance to, their country”.


For further information and media enquiries please email Pacific Plan Adviser, Ms Seini O’Connor (

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