Cameron Diver has been the Deputy Director-General of the Pacific Community (SPC) since October 2013. He is based at the organisation’s headquarters in Noumea, New Caledonia. His current portfolio, as DDG for Operations and Integration, includes leadership of SPC’s integration, partnership and resource mobilisation functions, corporate and support services and the Organisation’s network of decentralised offices.
His previous roles include: Head of External Relations and Regional Cooperation for the Government of New Caledonia, Chief of Staff to the Minister for Budget, Finance, Taxation, Energy, the Digital Economy, Audiovisual Communication, Tertiary Education and Research (Government of New Caledonia), Director of the Department of Education (New Caledonia), Deputy Director of Legal Affairs and General Administration (South Province, New Caledonia) and Legal Counsel to the Government of New Caledonia. Mr Diver has also worked in private legal practice as a barrister and International Arbitration Assistant to Sir David A.R. Williams QC at Bankside Chambers in Auckland, New Zealand. He has lectured in Climate Change Litigation, Administrative Litigation and Constitutional Law, and been a keynote speaker at numerous international events.
Mr Diver has acted as the official representative of Governments and organisations to foreign States and international organisations and, in this capacity, has led delegations to multiple negotiations, conferences and meetings on both a bilateral level and in multilateral forums. A dual citizen of New Zealand and France, Mr Diver graduated with bachelor’s degrees in law and arts from the University of Auckland (New Zealand), a Master of Public Law and a Master in International Relations from the University of New Caledonia. He also holds additional qualifications in international relations, international environmental law, international criminal law and leadership.
Mr Diver is a member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, the International Law Association, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law and the International Council for Commercial Arbitration.” Among his publications and interventions:
- Climate action for human rights, Inter Press Service, 9 December 2020
- From Paris to Mahinepua: could breach of an inchoate duty open new perspectives for climate litigation under the law of tort?, inNew Zealand Law Journal (2020), Lexis Nexis
- Three jurisdictions, three judgments: The increasing value of environmental litigation and judicial practice in strengthening the environmental rule of law, inJournal of Energy and Natural Resources Law (2020), Taylor & Francis.
- One ocean for one planet: A Pacific Community perspective on fulfilling SDG 14, inA Better World, Volume 6, Life Below Water, (S. Nickin, Ed.) Tudor Rose, 2020.
- The Ocean in Us: Ocean Action for Climate Ambition, Inter Press Service, 18 November 2019
- A Roadmap for Using the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development in Support of Science, Policy, and Action, One Earth 2, 24 January 2020, Elsevier Inc.
- Translating Ambition to Action: High Hopes for United Nations Action Week, Inter Press Service, 13 September 2019
- Introductory remarks and facilitation of the High Level Dialogue on Climate Change and Security, Wilton Park Forum,Navigating Pacific Futures: climate change and resilience, 16-18 December 2018, Wilton Park, United Kingdom.
- Pacific regionalism and identity as a catalyst for global ocean action, Devpolicy Blog, Development Policy Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, 7 November 2018.
- Why the Pacific matters, Devpolicy Blog, Development Policy Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, 5 June 2018