Organizational Structure of PIDP
The organizational structure, as adopted by the Third Pacific Islands Conference in April 1990, contains the following elements:


  • Pacific Islands Conference
  • Standing Committee
  • Secretariat of the Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders


Pacific Islands Conference


The Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders (PIC) is made up of the 20 heads of government from the Pacific islands region. The Conference now meets once every three years. Conference members include:


  • American Samoa
  • Cook Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji Islands
  • French Polynesia
  • Guam
  • Hawai‘i
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands, Republic of the 
  • Nauru
  • New Caledonia
  • Niue
  • Northern Mariana Islands, Commonwealth of the 
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu




The officers of the Pacific Islands Conference serve as the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman of its Standing Committee. The Committee meets every year to review the accomplishments of PIDP, discuss strategies and issues of concern to island nations, and prioritize PIDP activities.


Chairman of the Standing Committee


Currently Vacant


Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee


Currently Vacant




  • Governor, American Samoa
  • Prime Minister, Cook Islands
  • President, Federated States of Micronesia
  • Prime Minister, Fiji Islands
  • President, French Polynesia
  • Governor, Guam
  • Governor, Hawai‘i
  • President, Kiribati
  • President, Nauru
  • President, New Caledonia
  • Premier, Niue
  • Governor, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • President, Republic of Palau
  • Prime Minister, Papua New Guinea
  • Prime Minister, Samoa
  • Prime Minister, Solomon Islands
  • Prime Minister, Tonga
  • Prime Minister, Tuvalu
  • Prime Minister, Vanuatu 


Official Observers



Secretariat of the PICL


As Secretariat of the Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders and its Standing Committee, PIDP offers services to governments in the region including:


  1. Providing administrative support for and facilitating communication among members of the Pacific Islands Conference and its Standing Committee,
  2. Preparing reports and plans and convening meetings of the Standing Committee,
  3. Expanding collaboration at the regional level with members of the Committee of Regional Organization of the Pacific (CROP), formerly South Pacific Organisations Coordinating Committee (SPOCC), and
  4. Facilitating the ongoing activities of the Joint Commercial Commission, an initiative first proposed by U.S. President George Bush at the summit meeting of the United States and leaders of the Pacific island nations in October 1990.