Henry Puna

Henry Puna is the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands. He is leader of the Cook Islands Party and has been Prime Minister since November 2010. Puna grew up in Aitutaki. He was educated on Aitutaki and Rarotonga before studying law at the University of Auckland in New Zealand and the University of Tasmania in Australia. He worked as a lawyer before entering politics. Puna was elected as Member of Parliament for Manihiki during the 2010 election, in which his party won 16 of the 24 seats. On 30 November 2010 he was sworn in as Prime Minister of the Cook Islands https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_Minister_of_the_Cook_Islands


11.00 - 11.45
TRA Hall
This high-level panel builds on the discussions of the SDGs in Action event that took place pre-Summit. The speakers’ discussions will highlight the various topics that were brought to light during the event, as well as provide input and thoughts on SDG’s at the intersection of international organizations, private sector, and govern. ments efforts