Our mission is to ensure the effective implementation of the Leaders’ decisions for the benefit of the people of the Pacific.
Our goals are to stimulate economic growth and enhance political governance and security for the region, through the provision of policy advice; and to strengthen regional cooperation and integration through coordinating, monitoring and evaluating implementation of Leaders’ decisions.
In achieving these Goals, the Primary Roles of the Forum Secretariat, as set out in the 2005 Agreement Establishing the Pacific Islands Forum, are to provide:
Leaders Vision in the Auckland Declaration, April 2004::mmm
"Leaders believe the Pacific region can, should and will be a region of peace, harmony, security and economic prosperity,so that all of its people can lead free and worthwhile lives.
We treasure the diversity of the Pacific and seek a future in which its cultures, traditions and religious beliefs are valued, honoured and developed.
We seek a Pacific region that is respected for the quality of its governance, the sustainable management of its resources, the full observance of democratic values
and for its defence and promotion of human rights.
We seek partnerships with our neighbours and beyond to develop our knowledge,to improve our communications and to ensure a sustainable economic existence for all."
Guiding Principles and Values
In pursuit of our mission, goals and roles, our work is directed by our guiding principles, and is underpinned by our values.
As an organisation and as individuals: