52nd Meeting of the Committee of Representatives of Governments and Administrations and 12th Conference of the Pacific Community (SPC)

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Representatives of the 27 countries and territories that govern the Pacific Community (SPC) will meet for the 52nd meeting of the Committee of Representatives of Governments and Administrations and for the Special Thematic Session of the 12th Conference from 23-25th November 2022.

CRGA oversees three sub-committees: the Sub-committee on the implementation of the Strategic Plan, the Pacific Board for Educational Quality and the Audit and Risk Committee.

The terms of reference for all SPC’s governance documents can be found in The Pacific Community Governance Compendium.


More information on CRGA 52 and Conference 12 will be posted as it is confirmed. Session times below may not be final.

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PROVISIONAL AGENDA AND PAPERS

ALL TIMES ARE IN VANUATU TIME

1 8:30-9:00 

Opening of CRGA 52

  • Opening prayer 
  • Election of the Chair 
  • Opening Statement by Chair 
  • Confirmation of Agenda
Paper 
2 9:00-10:30 

Director-General’s report

  • 75-year reflections
  • Regional state of play and SPC’s role.
  • Institutional strengthening (Institutional Review proposed by Chair)
Paper 
  10:30-11:00 Morning Tea and Official Photograph  
3 11:30-12:00  Polynesia Regional Office  
4 12:00-13:00 

Regional Cooperation and the 2050 Strategy

  •  2050 Strategy and Implementation Plan
  • Regional Architecture Review
  • Ongoing CROP collaboration
Paper 
  13:00-14:00 Lunch  
5 14:00-16:00 Strategic Plan 2021+ and Results Framework
  • a. Report from the CRGA Subcommittee on the Strategic Plan and Results Framework
  • b. Interactive sessions
 
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ALL TIMES ARE IN VANUATU TIME

  7:30-8:30  Drafting Committee   
6 8:30-10:30

Finance

  • a. Audit and Risk Committee report
  • b. Update on 2022 performance
  • c. 2023 budget
Paper
  10:30-11:00 Morning Tea Break  
7 11:00-11:45  Director-General’s performance evaluation (Closed session)

Paper

8 11:45-12:00  CRGA 53 – Venue, Chairperson and vice chairperson Paper
9 12:00-12:15 

Other business

Information Papers for noting:
a. Human resources report
b. Update on CRGA 51 and C12 decisions and Out of Session decisions
c. Report from Pacific Board for Educational Quality
d. Update on Youth High-Level Dialogue Outcomes

Paper
10 12:15-12:30 Evaluation of CRGA 52 Paper
11 12:30-13:00 Adoption of CRGA 52 decisions Paper
  13:00-14:00 Lunch Break  
  14:00-15:00 Delegations get ready for Official Opening and brief Ministers, as necessary.  

 

Special thematic Session of 12th Conference

1 15:00-15:30

Official opening ceremony – livestreamed, media
 

Saralana Park

  • Traditional welcoming of Ministers
  • Welcoming Address from Vanuatu Prime Minister
 
2 15:45-16:45 Ministers escorted to Chief’s Nakamal
  • Kava Ceremony
  • Official Photo
  • Ministers escorted inside Chief’s Nakamal and seated
  • Opening Song Oceania a hymn for the Pacific
 
  16:45-17:00 Chair Opening Statement scene setting for Conference 12  
3 17:00-18:00 Featured Session 1:
75 Years- Reflections
- livestreamed, media
  • Moderated panel session consisting of 3 past D-Gs
  • 45-minute session- +/15-minute audience questions

Housekeeping

 
  18:45 Evening Celebration hosted by Government of Vanuatu 6:45 pm Chief’s Nakamal              
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ALL TIMES ARE IN VANUATU TIME

4

08:30-09:00

Customary Welcome from vehicle to door and escort of Ministers to seats

Welcome to Day 2 by Vanuatu Prime  Minister

Member opening statements (3 min each)

Paper 
  10:45-11:15  Morning Tea  
5 11:15-12:45

Thematic Discussion: The Pacific in 2050: Driving development for blue Pacific prosperity and well-being
Our New Horizons: Pacific 2050 
- livestreamed, media

  • Panel discussion of 4 panellists
  • Two Youth Moderators
  • 45-minute session- +/30-minute audience questions
Paper 
6 12:45-15:00 Featured Session: SPC Science in Action:
Ministers in small talanoas with SPC scientific and technical staff (set up in banquet room)
  • Showcasing of SPC Ocean Science in stations around the Foyer for small groups of Ministers to speak with SPC scientists and technicians – 3 sessions @ 25 Min each
Paper 
  15:00-15:30

Afternoon Tea

Return to Plenary – Main Conference Room

 
7 15:30-15:45

Letter from Chair of CRGA 52 to Chair of Conference on recommendations to  Conference, and decisions taken by CRGA 52

Paper 
8 15:45-16:45
  • Friends of Chair Report on Institutional Review
  • Discussion on IR of Ministers
 
  16:45-17:15

Drafting Committee

Paper 
9 17:15-17:45 Endorsement of 12th Conference Declaration
  • Endorsement of CONF 12  Declaration
  • Closing
 
  18:30 Evening Celebration Hosted by SPC 6.30pm
Happy 75th Birthday SPC (Island Night)

Performance of Song Oceania 
 
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Session papers for CRGA 52 and Conference 12 are accessible below.

 

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For interested media, this webpage has information about the agenda of this year’s meeting, along with video highlights of SPC’s work during the past year. This page will be updated with relevant information throughout the week. For interview requests or more information please contact [email protected].

 

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GOVERNANCE VIDEOS

In lieu of governance training, these are four short videos on SPC’s governance structure and principles of good governance for members to access ahead of the meeting.

SPC's 2022 HIGHLIGHTS

SPC'S ANNIVERSARY: 75 YEARS OF HISTORY

OBSERVER & PARTNER STATMENTS

(coming soon...)

PREVIOUS CRGA AND CONFERENCE DOCUMENTS AND REPORTS

Note: for reports prior to 2010, please search the SPC Digital Library for CRGA or Conference of the Pacific Community

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