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What does OHCHR’s Regional Office for the Pacific do?

OHCHR established a regional presence for the Pacific in Suva, Fiji in August 2005. It covers 16 countries: Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

Based on the global mandate, OHCHR Regional Office for the Pacific

  • Provides expert advice and technical assistance to different government offices and institutions, regional organizations, national human rights institutions or similar structures, academic institutions, civil society, professional associations and other stakeholders. This is done through briefings, discussions, seminars and round-tables, trainings, and direct legal and policy advice
  • Encourages and assists governments and civil society in the region to actively engage with the international human rights mechanisms: the treaty bodies, special procedures and in particular the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process
  • Monitors, documents and reports on human rights situations and issues
  • Brings human rights into development and humanitarian work
  • Highlights and promotes human rights issues and situations through advocacy and awareness raising, including through press releases, op-eds and social media

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Pacific Island Forum Member States

Australia
Australia

Palau
Palau

Cook Islands
Cook Islands


Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea


Micronesia (Federated States of)
Micronesia (Federated States of)
Marshall Islands
Marshall Islands

Fiji
Fiji

Samoa
Samoa
Kiribati
Kiribati

Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands

Nauru
Nauru

Tonga
Tonga

New Zealand
New Zealand
Tuvalu
Tuvalu

NIUE
Niue

Vanuatu
Vanuatu

 

 
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