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Pacific Islands Foum (PIF)

Area of Cooperation

Development and Economic Policy, Trade and Investment, Political, International and Legal Affairs and Corporate Services

Summary

The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF)is an inter-governmental organization which aims to enhance cooperation between the independent countries of the Pacific Ocean and represent their interests. It was founded in 1971 as the South Pacific Forum; the name was changed in 2000 to better reflect the correct geographic locations of its member states both in the north and south Pacific. The Forum's member states are: Australia, the Cook Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. Since 2006, associate members territories are New Caledonia and French Polynesia.

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Headquarters:

The Pacific Islands Forum is located in Suva, Fiji.

Meetings:

The Pacific Islands Forum has annual meetings with their members.

Goals, Targets, Objectives:

The Pacific Islands Forum goal is to work in support of Forum member governments, to enhance the economic and social well-being of the people of the South Pacific by fostering cooperation between governments and between international agencies, and by representing the interests of Forum members in ways agreed by the Forum.

Website:

http://www.forumsec.org