In the lead up to Women Deliver 2023, the Oceanic Pacific region hosted two Women Deliver convening events. The first was in Pacific Harbour, Fiji, on 11 and 12 May 2023, and the second in Melbourne, Australia, on 6 and 7 June 2023.

We gathered at the events to discuss gender justice and human rights in the Oceanic Pacific region. We represented and embodied women, girls and gender diverse people in all our intersecting identities. The event allowed those of us who work for gender equality in the region to determine the region’s priorities. We will take these priorities to the Women Deliver 2023 Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, which will take place on 17 to 20 July 2023.

Women Deliver 2023 is an opportunity for those working towards gender equality in the Oceanic Pacific region to engage strategically in this global arena. The priorities below centres Pacific Nations, and voices of First Nations and diaspora communities in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. It also builds on Oceanic Pacific gender equality efforts.

This statement was prepared and endorsed by the Oceanic Pacific Regional Committee. It is a broad summary of the outcomes documents produced at each regional convening event. This statement reflects the diverse individual and collective experiences and insights of the participants and will guide our regional delegation’s participation at Women Deliver 2023. We identified 12 priority themes for our region (in no particular order).

READ the official Oceanic Pacific Regional Outcomes Statement 2023