On our 75th anniversary, we the Pacific Community have our eyes firmly fixed on the future. With millennia of cultural wisdom, science and learning filling our sails, our course is charted for 2031. I am pleased to present the Pacific Community’s Strategic Plan 2022 to 2031, outlining our ten-year commitment to developing a resilient Blue Pacific: a region of peace, harmony and prosperity for all.
As the premier scientific and technical intergovernmental organisation in the Pacific, SPC is proud to be applying our collective capabilities in science, knowledge and innovation to serve the people of the Pacific in reaching their sustainable development goals and aspirations. By placing Pacific people at the centre of our approaches, and with our deep understanding of Blue Pacific contexts and worldviews, we embark on the journey to implement the Strategic Plan that encompasses the insights and foresight of our members, staff and key stakeholders. It builds on learning from our previous plans and aligns with the 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent.
We hold ourselves accountable to the Pacific values enshrined in this Strategic Plan and to serving our Blue Pacific region in progressing our four development goals:
- Goal 1: All Pacific people benefit from sustainable development
- Goal 2: All Pacific communities and cultures are empowered and resilient
- Goal 3: All Pacific people reach their full potential and live long and healthy lives
- Goal 4: One SPC delivers integrated programmes through streamlined services
As a member-owned organisation, SPC commits to transforming and adapting as an institution to respond to our members’ unique and evolving priorities, including the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In doing so, we draw on the strength of our diversity, including the vast interdisciplinary expertise and multi-cultural backgrounds of our 650+ staff located across the region.
SPC has proudly served its members for 75 years. Guided by this new Strategic Plan, we begin our voyage into the next decade with the confidence and determination to support all Pacific peoples to meet the many challenges and opportunities ahead.
We welcome all those who wish to join our vaka as we begin this journey.
Dr Stuart Minchin, Director-General of the Pacific Community