Chronology of Intergovernmental Meetings (IGM), SPREP Meetings (SM) and Regional Convention COPs

 

 

Chronology of  Meetings 

Year

Meetings

Head

Conventions

Venue

Notes

 

2017

28th SM

K. Latu

14th Noumea COP

9th Waigani COP

Apia

The SPREP Meeting will be biannual from this year onwards

 

2016

27th SM

K. Latu

 

Niue

Strategic Plan 2017 -  2027

 

2015

26th SM

D. Sheppard

13th Noumea COP

 

8th Waigani COP

Apia

 

 

2014

25th SM

D. Sheppard

12th Noumea COP

 

7th Waigani COP

RMI

 

 

2013

24th SM

D. Sheppard

 

 Apia

 

 

2012

23rd SM

D. Sheppard

11th Noumea COP  


6th Waigani COP

 Noumea

 

 

2011

22nd SM  

D. Sheppard

 

 Apia

 

 

2010

21st SM

D. Sheppard

10th Noumea COP
5th Waigani COP  

Madang

Strategic Plan 2010-2015
STAC & SCPRC

 

2009

20th SM

D. Sheppard

 

Apia

 

 

2008

19th SM

A. Takesy

9th Noumea COP
4th Waigani COP

Pohnpei

 
STAC & SCPRC

 

2007

18th SM

A. Takesy

 

Apia

 

 

2006

17th SM

A. Takesy

8th Joint Meeting
3rd Waigani COP

Noumea

Apia Convention is suspended

 

2005

16th SM

A. Takesy

 

Apia

 

 

2004

15th SM

A. Takesy

7th Joint Meeting
2nd Waigani COP

Papeete

Action Plan 2005-2009
SPREP Strategic Programmes 2004-2013
Amendment to the Agreement Establishing SPREP (name change)

 

2003

14th SM  

A. Takesy

 

Apia

 

 

2002

13rd SM

T. Tutangata

6th Joint Meeting


1st Waigani COP

Majuro

 

 

2001

12nd SM  

T. Tutangata

Waigani Convention enters into force  

Apia

 

 

2000

11st SM

T. Tutangata

5th Joint Meeting

Agana

Action Plan 2001-2004
SPREP Meetings to be held annually

 

1998

10th SM

T. Tutangata

4th Joint Meeting of Apia and Noumea Conventions

Apia

 

 

1996

9th SM

V. Fuavao

D. Stewart

 

Nukualofa

Headquarters Agreement with Government of Samoa 
Action Plan 1997-2000

 

1995

8th SM

 

V. Fuavao

Waigani Convention adopted
3rd Apia COP
3rd Noumea COP

Apia

Agreement Establishing SPREP enters into force
SPREP to act as Secretariat to Waigani Convention

 

1994

7th SM

V. Fuavao

 

Tarawa

Rules of Procedure for the SPREP Meeting

 

1993

6th SM

V. Fauvao

2nd Apia COP  


2nd Noumea COP

Suva

Agreement Establishing SPREP

 

1992

5th IGM

V. Fauvao

 

Apia

SPREP relocated to Samoa
Financial Regulations
Staff Regulations

 

July 1991 


October
1991

4th IGM  



4th IGM  
Special session

V. Fauvao

1st Apia COP
1st Noumea COP

Noumea

 

Nukualofa

Action Plan 1991-1995

 

1990

3rd IGM

V. Fauvao

Apia Convention
enters into force
Noumea Convention enters into force

Noumea

SPREP as the South Pacific component of the UNEP Regional Seas Programme

 

1988

2nd IGM

I. Reti

 

Noumea

Administrative planning

 

1986

Regional Conference

I. Reti

Noumea Convention adopted

Noumea

 Administrative planning

 

1985

 

1982
 

1980

 

1976

 

 

Apia Convention 
adopted

 

SPREP established as a joint initiative of SPC and SPEC with funding from ESCAP and UNEP

Conference on the Human Environment in the South Pacific: (i) decides to set up SPREP as a separate entity within SPC; (ii) produces the SPREP Action Plan  for Managing the Natural Resources and Environment of the South Pacific region

 

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