European Union

FORUM DIALOGUE MEMBERSHIP ESTABLISHED: 2000

MOST RECENT STATEMENT TO THE PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM:

Statement to the 50th Pacific Islands Forum (2019)

Statement to the Kainaki II to COP 26 – Pacific Islands Forum High-Level Roundtable on Urgent Climate Change Action (2020)

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).

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