CROP Charter (2012)

Leaders’ Vision for the Region

‘Leaders believe the Pacific region can, should and will be a region of peace, harmony, security and economic prosperity, so that all 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.’ - Auckland Declaration 2004

CROP Mandate
Pacific Island Forum Leaders established the Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP) in 1988. The CROP mandate is to improve cooperation, coordination and collaboration between Pacific inter-governmental regional organisations to work toward achieving the common goal of promoting sustainable development and alleviating poverty for the people of the Pacific.

CROP comprises the Executives of the inter-governmental regional organisations of the Pacific that include:

  • Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO)
  • Pacific Islands Development Programme (PIDP)
  • Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (PIFFA)
  • Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS)
  • Pacific Power Association (PPA)
  • Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)
  • Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programmed (SPREP)
  • South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO)
  • University of the South Pacific (USP)

The Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat is the permanent Chair of CROP, as mandated by Leaders in 1995 and reaffirmed in 2004. The Secretary General is responsible for the coordination role of CROP, the effective use of regional resources, and full and effective reporting to Leaders on CROP matters.

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