10 Nov 2014

Backing for organisational change at Pacific Community

5:00 pm on 10 November 2014

Representatives of the 22 countries and territories that form the Pacific Community have backed an agenda for change at its secretariat.

A meeting of the Community's Committee of Representatives of Governments and Administrations has been told that while the SPC is recognised as a competent organisation the challenge is how it can do better.

The director general, Dr Colin Tukuitonga, says it is encouraging to see the backing for how the SPC plans to go about attaining organisational change and a shift to a more integrated, multi-sector approach.

Timor Leste is close to becoming the 23rd participating government of the Pacific Community and likely to be formally recognised at the Conference of the Pacific Community next year.

Dr Tukuitonga says the French president, Francois Hollande, will visit the SPC next Monday where discussion would centre on climate change issues and Pacific leaders have been invited to attend.