The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association said young democracies like those in the Pacific need consistent support to help them follow the rule of law.
The association represents 180 legislatures with a primary focus on bringing parliamentary staff together to discuss the difficulties facing democracy.
Its secretary general, Akbar Khan is meeting with Pacific region branches at a parliamentary conference in Tonga this week.
He said Pacific parliaments face a range of challenges and the best solution was discussion.
"We don't want a talk fest, nobody wants a talkfest, but you do need those conversations to understand why we are where we are before we can make progress on addressing the underlying causes."
Akbar Khan said the Association has a code of conduct for parliamentarians to rely upon and holds workshops on best practice.