The Office of Te Beretitenti (OB) stands in support of the Beretitenti (President) and Cabinet in delivering their vision for the people of Kiribati. The OB has a more flexible portfolio than other Ministries, and can assist the President and Cabinet as required. As well as providing secretariat and protocol support to the President and Cabinet, the OB has responsibilities for ministerial co-ordination and cross-Ministry functions including communications, disaster risk management, climate change policy and population policy.
In the most recent election, the public of Kiribati voted for change and this Government is committed to delivering an ambitious program of changes and improvements across many areas.
The Government is committed to increasing openness and transparency and to ensuring that the public is reliably informed and made aware of all Government activities, programs and projects. This includes disclosure and publication of data and information that will help the public to hold Government accountable for its decisions and for the use of public funds.
Climate change poses many serious threats to our future as a nation. Kiribati has a strong international profile but the challenge now is to take this forward locally. On the related issue of disaster risks, Kiribati needs to be better prepared, with broad understanding from the public and strong backup from all Ministries.