The Forum Regional Security Committee (FRSC) is an important driver of the work performed by the Forum Secretariat. Coordinated by the Political Governance and Security Programme, the FRSC’s annual meeting draws together representatives from Member Countries, representatives of all the Regional Law Enforcement Secretariats such as OCO, PIDC, PILON and PICP as well as representatives of other CROP agencies such as SPREP, SPC and FFA. The annual meeting of the FRSC is the principal regional forum on political security and governance issues and allows Members and stakeholders to:
- discuss reports compiled by the Forum Secretariat and Regional Law Enforcement Secretariats on regional security issues such as civil unrest, transnational crimes and terrorist related activities;
- identify and discuss both internal and external security threats that affect either the security or sustainable economic development of the region;
- promote cooperation between Members and the Regional Law Enforcement Secretariats to encourage coordinated responses to the identified threats.
- identify key priority areas to enhance the capacity of Members and their National Law Enforcement Agencies to respond to National security threats; and
- coordinate regional responses to the identified threats and concerns.
The FRSC traditionally meets in early June of each year and prepares recommendations for the annual Forum Officials Committee Meeting.