FORUM DIALOGUE MEMBERSHIP ESTABLISHED: 2000
MOST RECENT STATEMENT TO THE PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM:
ADDITIONAL ENGAGEMENT MECHANISMS:
Forum-EU Ministerial Troika, established 2008, last met in 2012.
The EU is a Permanent Observer of the Pacific Community (SPC).
The new PACP – EU Partnership Agreement provides for dialogue mechanisms between the EU and PACP Member States.
REGIONAL FUNDING MECHANISM: The EU provides regional development assistance through the European Development Fund, with the Forum Secretariat acting as the Regional Authorising Officer. With the conclusion of the new EU – PACP Partnership Agreement, regional assistance will now be provided under the Neighborhood Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI).
DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS IN FORUM MEMBER STATES: 4 (Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea).