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Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific

The Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific (CROP) was established in 1988 by the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders with the mandate to improve cooperation, coordination, and collaboration among the various intergovernmental regional organisations to achieve sustainable development in the Pacific region.

CROP functions as a coordination mechanism between the heads of the regional organisations in the Pacific, and as a high-level advisory body, mainly on policy. The Secretary General of the Forum Secretariat is its permanent chair and coordinator.

The Pacific Community (SPC) is one of nine CROP agencies.  We enjoy close ties with fellow CROP agencies, collaborating on technical and scientific work across different sectors and on key cross-cutting issues such as climate change, disaster risk management and the Sustainable Development Goals, to name a few.

CROP takes advantage of opportunities to pool and share expertise and resources to optimise benefits to member countries and territories. We are an active participant in CROP working groups set up to address important emerging or ongoing cross-cutting priorities.