Pacific Border Security Working Group
The New Zealand Pacific Border Security Working Group was established under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Pacific Security Fund with the intent to ensure proactive interaction and direction between the government agencies with interests in the Pacific. The group includes New Zealand Customs Service; Department of Labour; New Zealand Police; Ministry for Primary Industries; Department of Internal Affairs, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
It has developed joint intermediate (3-5 year) strategies and plans to achieve joint outcomes and to engage in capacity building and development of border security in the Pacific. These strategies and plans will enable Working Group agencies to ensure that their resources are targeted effectively, based on regional risks and priorities in the intermediate term.
Pacific Security Fund
The Pacific Security Fund (PSF), coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), is an interagency pool of money drawn on by Government departments and agencies to advance or protect New Zealand’s security interests by reducing risks from threats arising in or operating through Pacific Island countries.
State Sector Development Partnership Fund
The SSDPF (formally the Government Agencies Fund (GAF)) provides a contestable funding source for New Zealand state sector organisations to work in partnership with New Zealand's development partners to achieve sustainable development outcomes in their areas of expertise. The overarching goal for the SSDPF is to ‘Contribute to prosperity, stability and reduction of poverty in partner countries by enhancing the conditions for broad-based sustainable economic development'.
SPC is an intergovernmental organisation that provides technical and policy advice and assistance to its Pacific Island members. SPC was established as an international organisation in 1947 and has 26 member countries and territories. Working in partnership with 26 members and with regional and international agencies, SPC assists the people of the region by delivering a wide range of technical, research, educational and planning services.
SPC members: American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji Islands, France, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States of America, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna.
SPREP is a regional organisation established by the governments and administrations of the Pacific region to look after its environment. The Pacific island governments and administrations saw the need for SPREP to serve as the conduit for concerted environmental action at the regional level. The establishment of SPREP also sends a clear signal to the global community of the deep commitment of the Pacific island governments and administrations towards sustainable development. It promotes cooperation in the Pacific islands region and to provide assistance in order to protect and improve the environment and to ensure sustainable development for present and future generations.
IPPC - PPPO
PPPO is one of the Regional Plant Protection Organisation recognised by the International Plant Protection Convention and exists to provide advice on phytosanitary measures in order to facilitate trade without jeopardizing the plant health status of the importing Members and countries.
NZAID & AUSAID
NZAID & AUSAID supports sustainable economic growth and trade at the regional level by funding a number of agencies and programmes that provide advice on economic reform and the management of public finances, and promote the development of trade in the Pacific.
Page last updated: 30 April 2012