The Prime Minister of Tuvalu Enele Sopoaga says small island states will be left adrift unless they focus on working together.
Mr Sopoaga has just attended the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders summit in Palau, which included a meeting of the Smaller Island States leaders.
The seven states include Tuvalu, Kiribati, Cook Islands, Nauru and Niue.
Mr Sopoaga says the meeting resulted in strong resolutions to continue to work together.
"The main idea is to continue to be on the same canoe and use leverage to voice our concerns, unique concerns, to the wider forum membership and of course to the wider international community."
The Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Enele Sopoaga.