The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Christopher J. Loeak, President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The Secretary-General congratulated the Marshall Islands on assuming the Chairmanship of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) and on a successful 44th PIF meeting. They discussed issues of interest to the Pacific region, including the post-2015 development agenda, climate change and the 2014 Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Conference. They also discussed ways to strengthen the partnership between the UN and the PIF.