Pacific Aviation Safety Office
The Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) is a regional international organisation overseeing aviation safety and security oversight in the Pacific Islands using guidelines provided by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). PASO was created on 11 June 2005, as a result of the Pacific Islands Civil Aviation Safety and Security Treaty (PICASST) and is managed by a permanent staff based in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
Pacific Islands Development Programme (PIDP)
The role of the Pacific Islands Development Programme (PIDP) is to provide professional services and research information to Pacific Island governments. The organisation is based at the East-West centre in Hawaii is involved in the following five major activity areas: Secretariat of the Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders, United States/Pacific Island Nations Joint Commercial Commission Secretariat, research, education and training.
Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (FORSEC)
As the administrative arm of the Pacific Islands Forum, the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (FORSEC) undertakes programmes and activities that support, or implement, decisions made by the Forum Leaders. The Forum Secretariat is also the base of CROP. The Secretariat is based in Suva, Fiji.
Pacific Power Association (PPA)
The PPA is an inter-governmental agency and member of the Council of Regional Organizations in the Pacific (CROP) to promote the direct cooperation of the Pacific island power utilities in technical training, exchange of information, sharing of senior management and engineering expertise and other activities of benefit to the members. The PPA’s objective is to improve the quality of power in the region through a cooperative effort among the utilities, private sector and regional aid donors.
Secretariat of the Pacific Community
The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) is a regional technical and development organisation. SPC work programmes develop the technical, professional, scientific, research, planning and management capability of Pacific island people. The agency has three main divisions: land, marine and social. SPC's headquarters are located in Noumea with a sub-branch in Suva.
South Pacific Regional Environment Programme's (SPREP)
The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme's (SPREP) charter is to strengthen the capacity of Pacific island members to plan and manage their own national environmental programmes and to enchance regional cooperation to deal more effectively with issues that are transboundry in nature or which require interventions at the global level. The work of the organisation covers nature conservation, pollution pervention, climate change and economic development.
South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO)
The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) is the mandated to promote the Pacific Islands as a tourist destination. The SPTO's objectives, through tourism are: strengthening regional cooperation; contributing to sustainable development; promoting global awareness of the region; enchancing the resources of the region; and promoting the cultural diversity of the region.
University of the South Pacific
The University of the South Pacific (USP) provides tertiary education to the Pacific region. USP has 12 Member Countries and three campuses: Laucala Campus located in Suva, Fiji; Alafua Campus located in Apia, Samoa; and Emalus Campus located in Port Vila, Vanuatu. USP Centres are located in each Member Country.