Tuiloma Neroni Slade

Tuiloma Neroni Slade is former Attorney General of Samoa and former Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat.

He was elected to the Secretary General position for three years on 20 August 2008 and was reappointed to a second term by the leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum on 8 September 2011. He began his career as a Samoan lawyer, serving as the senior prosecutor for the attorney general and the Parliamentary Counsel to the Samoan government. He became the Attorney General of Samoa in 1976 and remained in office until 1982.

Slade became the Samoan ambassador to the United States and permanent representative to the United Nations and a judge of the International Criminal Court. He was elected to the International Criminal Court in 2003 for a three year term, and served as presiding judge of Pre-Trial Chamber II.

Slade received the Elizabeth Haub Award for Environmental Diplomacy in 2001. He was the recipient of the Elisabeth Mann Borgese Medal and the Global Oceans Leadership Award, both in 2003 for his work on behalf of the oceans and developing, small island states. In 2005, he was awarded the Order of Samoa ù Poloaiga Sili a Samoa.