1) To promote good governance, transparency, accountability and sustainable development of the region’s natural resources in relation to population and development;
2) To promote the interests of Pacific Island Countries in various world fora, focusing on the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and Millennium Development Goals which include:
1. Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger
2. Achieving universal primary education
3. Promoting gender equality and empowerment of women
4. Reducing child mortality
5. Improving maternal health
6. Combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
7. Ensuring environmental stability
8. Developing a global partnership for development
3) To encourage parliamentary and other activities aimed at facilitating population and development policies to improve the living standards, security and well-being of peoples in the Pacific;
(a) To establish and promote collaboration amongst parliamentarians, their associates and institutions in all the countries of the Pacific in the development of public policies, the utilization and sharing of data, information, research findings, expertise and experience pertaining to population and development.
(b) To facilitate, support, sponsor and organize meetings and conferences of parliamentarians as well as expert meetings, seminars, workshops and training programmes in population and development.
(c) To facilitate, support and sponsor new and continuing research towards a better understanding of and solutions to the problems of population and development, especially as they apply to the countries of the Pacific, with a particular focus on youth development issues and the needs of the older population.
(d) To facilitate, support, sponsor, produce, and disseminate documentation, publications, scientific and research findings, newsletters and promotional materials relating to population and development.
(e) To establish and augment the financial resources needed to render the ASSEMBLY capable of fulfilling its functions and responsibilities.
(f) To provide guidance on relevant programmes and best practice models in the area of population and development and to serve as a channel of communication and collaboration amongst parliamentarians.
(g) To encourage and promote the formation of national groups of parliamentarians on population and development in those countries of the Pacific in which national groups have not yet been formed, and to support such national groups of parliamentarians so as:
(i) to increase awareness and promote understanding of the interrelationships between population and development within their countries and throughout the Region;
(ii) to initiate, promote and support exchanges and exchange programmes amongst parliamentarians in the Pacific, and amongst them and with parliamentarians in other countries of the world, to encourage innovative and effective ideas and approaches to population and development issues;
(iii) to promote a continuing dialogue between parliamentarians, on the one hand, and social, economic and population planners and implementers at local, national, regional and global levels, on the other;
(iv) to cooperate in the preparations for international meetings and reviews of global conferences and summits; and
(v) to perform such other lawful acts as are appropriate, conducive or necessary to the attainment of the above objectives.