Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum

Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum

The Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum is the Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF). cite news
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] The Secretariat is based at the headquarters of the Pacific Islands Forum in Suva, Fiji.


The Secretary General is responsible for a variety of roles and responsibilities within the Pacific Islands Forum and the Secretariat. The responsibilities to PIF member states and observers include the following:

*Providing "high quality" leadership to the member states.
*Effectively bring executive management to the office of the Forum Secretariat, as well as its staff and assets.
*Deliver advice and service to member nations of the Pacific Islands Forum.
*Advocate the interests of the Pacific Islands Forum to other international organizations, as well as non-governmental organizations.
*Leading and managing the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), a meeting of the member states' national leaders, as well as the Forum Officials Committee (FOC). This role includes attending and leading the Pacific Islands Forum ministerial meetings, committees, councils and working groups which may be established by either the PIF or the FOC.
*The Secretary General is chair of the Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP).
*Oversee the implementation of any mandates or directives of the Pacific Islands Forum and the Forum Officials Committee.
*Effectively implement the Secretariat's Work Programme.

List of Secretaries General of the Pacific Islands Forum

"Please Note: Dates may not be correct."

* Tuiloma Neroni Slade (Samoa)cite web|url=|title=NEW FORUM SECRETARY GENERAL COMMENCES 3-YEAR CONTRACT|date=2008-10-09|work=PRESS STATEMENT (108/08)|publisher=Forum Secretariat|language=en-GB|accessdate=2008-10-09] 13 October 2008 - present
* Feleti Teo (Tuvalu) (acting) 2 May 2008 - 13 October 2008
* Greg Urwin (Australia) 16 May 2004 – 2 May 2008 (resigned due to ill health)
* Noel Levi (Papua New Guinea) February 1998 – 16 May 2004
* Ieremia Tabai (Kiribati) January 1992 – January 1998
* Henry Naisali (Tuvalu) September 1988 – January 1992

Directors of the South Pacific Bureau for Economic Co-operation
* Henry Naisali (Tuvalu) January 1986 – September 1988
* Mahe Tupouniua (Tonga) January 1983 – January 1986
* John Sheppard (Australia) (acting) 1982 – January 1983
* Gabriel Gris (Papua New Guinea) 1980 – 1982 (died in office)
* Mahe Tupouniua (Tonga) November 1972 – 1980

See also

* Pacific Islands Forum


External links

* [ Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat]

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