Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP)

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

As set out in the 2018 CROP Charter and guided by 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent, CROP is a partnership of regional, intergovernmental agencies that support Forum Leaders’ commitment to:

  • Political leadership and Regionalism

  • People-Centered Development

  • Peace and Security

  • Resource and Economic Development

  • Climate Change and Disasters

  • Ocean and Environment

  • Technology and Connectivity.

The Role of CROP

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, 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.


CROP Membership

Key Documents