SPC is an international organisation that works in public health, geoscience, agriculture, forestry, water resources, disaster management, fisheries, education, statistics, transport, energy, human rights, gender, youth and culture to help Pacific Island people achieve sustainable development.
Much of our focus is on major cross-cutting issues, such as climate change, disaster risk management, food security, gender equality, human rights, non-communicable diseases and youth employment. Using a multi-sector approach in responding to our members’ development priorities, we draw upon skills and capabilities from around the region and internationally, and support the empowerment of Pacific communities and sharing of expertise and skills between countries and territories.
SPC’s members are the 22 Pacific Island countries and territories that are the beneficiaries of its services, along with four of the original founding countries.
SPC’s work programme is determined by members, and all of its regional initiatives aim to support members’ national policies and plans. Indeed, the organisation is owned and governed by its members, who come together at the Conference of the Pacific Community and the Committee of Representatives of Governments and Administrations (CRGA) to make decisions in a spirit of Pacific consensus.