Blue Ocean Law, an international law firm based in Guam specializing in human rights, self-determination, and environmental justice has announced that Dame Meg Taylor, former Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum, has joined its team as a Senior Diplomatic Advisor on the Republic of Vanuatu’s initiative to request an advisory opinion on climate change from the International Court of Justice. Dame Meg will provide expertise to the BOL team on the diplomatic campaign at the United Nations, focusing on the perspectives of Pacific Island peoples.
Dame Meg brings to the team decades of experience as a high-ranking diplomat and lawyer, and an impressive record of national, regional, and international public service. In 2014, Dame Meg was appointed Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum, the first woman to ever hold this post. In January 2016, the UN Secretary General of the United Nations appointed Dame Meg to the High-Level Steering Committee on Every Woman Every Child.
As a former Pacific Ocean Commissioner, Dame Meg advocated for the secure future of Pacific peoples based on the sustainable development, management and conservation of the Ocean and its resources. Her insights into the impacts of the climate crisis on Pacific Island Countries and deep diplomatic experience will be invaluable as Vanuatu’s initiative advances.