Pacific Islands Forum (PIF)

Edited by: Tom Lansford

In: Political Handbook of the World 2015

Pacific Islands Forum (PIF)

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  • Established: As the South Pacific Forum by a subgroup of the South Pacific Commission meeting August 5, 1971, in Wellington, New Zealand; current name adopted October 3–5, 1999, effective October 2000.

    Purpose: To facilitate cooperation among member states, to coordinate their views on political issues of concern to the subregion, and to accelerate member states’ rates of economic development.

    Headquarters: Suva, Fiji.

    Principal Organs: The Forum, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat.


    Secretary General of Forum Secretariat: Tuiloma Neroni Slade (Samoa).

    Membership (16): Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.

    Associate Members (3): New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Tokelau.

    Observers (4): Timor-Leste, Wallis and Futuna, American Samoa, Guam.

    Official Language: English.

    Origin and development. Since ...

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