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Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP) Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP)

Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Leaders established the Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP) in 1988 to improve cooperation, coordination and collaboration between Pacific intergovernmental organisations. 

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Today, as set out in the 2018 CROP Charter and guided by the Framework for Pacific Regionalism (FPR), CROP is a partnership of regional, intergovernmental agencies that support PIF Leaders’ increased commitment to regionalism and the principle objectives of sustainable development; inclusive and equitable economic growth; strengthened governance, legal, financial and administrative systems; and peace and security for all. 

CROP works to strengthen Pacific regionalism through consolidating regional knowledge, expertise and resources to deliver goods and services that are more effectively and efficiently provided at the regional level. 

CROP provides high-level policy advice and support to Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) in the formulation of policy at national, regional, and international levels. This includes support at international conferences and negotiations; in reporting on international commitments; in crisis situations in the region; and in implementing regional frameworks and programmes. 

CROP also provides a forum to collectively respond to regional priorities identified by Forum Leaders through the public policy process of the FPR, and to ensure effective follow-up, implementation, and reporting on progress. This occurs through regular meetings of CROP Heads, CROP Deputies and thematic taskforces and working groups. 

The work of CROP is based on mutual respect for the mandates and comparative advantages that each CROP agency has, in line with its work programme and priorities across the region. 

Currently, CROP membership comprises the following Pacific regional intergovernmental organisations: Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO); Pacific Community (SPC); Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP); Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA); Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS); Pacific Power Association (PPA); Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO); Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP); and The University of the South Pacific (USP). The Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum is the Permanent Chair of the CROP. 

Photo: Turtle Bay, Big Island, Getty Images

Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Leaders established the Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP) in 1988 to improve cooperation, coordination and collaboration between Pacific intergovernmental organisations. 

CROP agency logos

Today, as set out in the 2018 CROP Charter and guided by the Framework for Pacific Regionalism (FPR), CROP is a partnership of regional, intergovernmental agencies that support PIF Leaders’ increased commitment to regionalism and the principle objectives of sustainable development; inclusive and equitable economic growth; strengthened governance, legal, financial and administrative systems; and peace and security for all. 

CROP works to strengthen Pacific regionalism through consolidating regional knowledge, expertise and resources to deliver goods and services that are more effectively and efficiently provided at the regional level. 

CROP provides high-level policy advice and support to Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) in the formulation of policy at national, regional, and international levels. This includes support at international conferences and negotiations; in reporting on international commitments; in crisis situations in the region; and in implementing regional frameworks and programmes. 

CROP also provides a forum to collectively respond to regional priorities identified by Forum Leaders through the public policy process of the FPR, and to ensure effective follow-up, implementation, and reporting on progress. This occurs through regular meetings of CROP Heads, CROP Deputies and thematic taskforces and working groups. 

The work of CROP is based on mutual respect for the mandates and comparative advantages that each CROP agency has, in line with its work programme and priorities across the region. 

Currently, CROP membership comprises the following Pacific regional intergovernmental organisations: Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO); Pacific Community (SPC); Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP); Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA); Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS); Pacific Power Association (PPA); Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO); Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP); and The University of the South Pacific (USP). The Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum is the Permanent Chair of the CROP. 

Photo: Turtle Bay, Big Island, Getty Images