Filimon Manoni

Filimon Manoni

, Pacific Ocean Commissioner


Dr. Filimon Manoni is the Pacific Ocean Commissioner. He officially took up his new role in August 2023, succeeding the role from Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General Henry Puna. Prior to that Dr Manoni was appointed Deputy Secretary General at the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat on May 21, 2020. Dr Manoni also held the position of International Legal Adviser at the Forum Secretariat from December 2018 and was responsible for providing legal policy advice and analysis in areas such as Ocean governance, nuclear issues and other regional issues covered by the Forum Secretariat. Dr. Manoni has served both at the national and regional levels. Before joining the Forum Secretariat, Dr. Manoni served as the Attorney General for the Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, providing both legal and policy analysis on regional and international matters, inclusive of regional and international treaties negotiations and agreements. Dr. Manoni also served as a Legal Adviser at the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA). Dr. Manoni holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from the University of Papua New Guinea, a Masters in Law (LLM) in International Maritime Law from the International Maritime Law Institute at the University of Malta, and a Doctorate in Oceans Resources & Security, from the Australian National Centre for Oceans Resources and Security (ANCORS) University of Wollongong in NSW, Australia

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