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66 year existence

Dawn Gibson
Thursday, January 31, 2013

THE Pacific's largest regional organisation, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), will celebrate 66 years of existence next week.

On February 6, 1947, SPC was established under signatures from the Canberra Agreement by Australia, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the UK and the US.

Given this fact, the organisation will celebrate its establishment on February 6 this year.

At present, SPC still includes four of the six founding countries — France, Australia, New Zealand, and the US as well as an additional 22 Pacific Island countries and territories.

To mark the occasion, SPC will host an exhibit of arts and handicraft from throughout the Pacific in the Hall of its Conference Centre on the day.

According to an SPC statement, the exhibit will be open to the public from 12 midday to 4 pm from Thursday, February 7 through to Friday, February 8.

Since 1949, SPC's headquarters have been located in Noumea, New Caledonia.

It also has two regional offices, one in Suva and the other in the Federated States of Micronesia.

SPC is composed of seven divisions.





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