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Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
Human Rights
The Political Governance & Security Programmes supports members achieve improved regional security and political integrity through the provision of high quality advice, coordination and implementation assistance.

Human Rights are a fundamental component of the vision of the Pacific Island Leaders which states that “We see a Pacific region that is respected for the quality of its governance…the full observance of democratic values, and for its defence and promotion of human rights.” Initiative12.5 of the Pacific Plan supports the “appropriate ratification and implementation of international and regional human rights conventions, covenants and agreements, and support for reporting and other requirements”.

At their 2006 meeting, Leaders agreed, “…that greater attention be given to …. implementing international conventions on human rights (Pacific Plan Initiative 12.5) as essential tools to underpin improvements in institutional governance.”

Human rights activities of the Political Governance and Security Programme have included:


 

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