Civil Aviation
  • Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation (ICAO Convention)1994
  • Protocol Relating to an Amendment on the Convention on International Civil Aviation October 1990
  • Convention on Offences and Certain Other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft; 1963
  • Hague Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft; 1970
  • Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Civil Aviation; 1971
  • Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts of Violence at Airports Serving International Civil Aviation, Supplementary to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Civil Aviation, 1971;
  • Montreal Convention on Marking of Plastic Explosives for the Purpose of Detection; 1991
  • Protocol Relating to an Amendment to Convention on International Civil Aviation, Montreal; 1989
  • Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air, Warsaw December 1929;
  • Pacific Islands Air Services Agreement (PIASA), 2003;
  • Pacific Islands Civil Aviation Safety and Security Treaty 2004
  • Multilateral Agreement on the Liberalisation of International Air Transport

Operation Focal Point

Ministry of Transport, Works and Infrastructure

Political Focal Point

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Environment

  • Agreement Establishing the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), 1993;
  • Convention for the Protection of the Natural Resources and Environment of the South Pacific Region, 1986;
  • Protocol for the Prevention of Pollution of the South Pacific Region by Dumping, 1990;
  • Convention on the Conservation of Nature in the South Pacific, 1976;
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, 1992;
  • Kyoto Protocol to the Framework Convention on Climate Change; 2005
  • Convention on Biological Diversity; 1992
  • Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, 1985;
  • Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, 1987;
  • United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification; 1994
  • Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, 1972;
  • Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade; 1998
  • Basel Convention on the Control of Trans-boundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, 1989;
  • Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, 2001;
  • Convention on Wetlands of International Importance 1971;
  • Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna; 1973
  • Convention of Migratory Species of Wild Animals.
  • Protocol concerning Cooperation in combating Pollution Emergencies in the South Pacific Region 1990
  • Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the convention of Biological Diversity 2003
  • International Plant Protection 1951
  • International Treaty on Plant and Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture 2001
  • Plant Protection Agreement for the South East Aisa & Pacific Region 1956
  • Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management 2007

Operational Focal Point

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

Political Focal Point

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Civil Aviation Bilateral Agreements

  • Bilateral Air Services Agreement with Fiji ;
  • Bilateral Air Services Agreement with Australia ;
  • Bilateral Air Services Agreement with New Zealand ;
  • Bilateral Air Services Agreement with Tonga ;
  • Bilateral Air Services Agreement with Cook Islands ;
  • Bilateral Air Services Agreement with Niue

Operational Focal Point

Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure

Political Focal Point

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Economic/ Trade

  • Cotonou Partnership Agreement (EU/ACP), 2000;
  • International Cocoa Agreement.
  • World Customs Organisation; 1952
  • 1965 Convention on Settlement of Investment Disputes Between States and Nationals of Other States; 1965
  • Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER); 2002
  • Pacific Island Countries Trade Agreement (PICTA); 2003
  • Convention on the Settlement of Disputes between States and National of Other States 1965
  • Interntional Cocoa Agreement 1972, 1975, 1980, 1986
  • Convention establishing the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
  • South Pacific Regional Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement(SPARTECA) 1981
  • Georgetown Agreement on the organization of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States(ACP)1975
  • The Second ACP_EU Convention
  • 3rd ACP_EU Convention
  • 4th ACP_EU Convention
  • International Wheat Agreement
  • Protocol on the Accession of Samoa to the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organisation 1994

Operational Focal Point

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Political Focal Point

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Labour-Intellectual Property
  • 1967 Convention Establishing World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO);
  • International Labour Organisation;
  • 1954 Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict;
  • 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legislation for Foreign Public Documents;
  • 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property
  • Berne Convention for the Protection of Literacy and Artistic works
  • Forced Labour convention (no 29)
  • Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize and Collective bargaining convention (No 8)
  • Equal Renumeration convention(No 100)
  • Abolition of Forced Labour Convention (No 105)
  • Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention (No 111)
  • Minimum Age Convention (No 138)
  • Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention (No 182)

Operational Focal Point

Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour

Political Focal Point

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Disarmament

  • South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty 1986;
  • Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT);
  • 1992 Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and their Destruction;
  • 1997 Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti Personnel Mines and their Destruction;
  • Convention on the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapon (NPT), 1968;
  • Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere in Outer Space and Under Water, 1963;
  • Convention to Ban the Importation into Forum Island Countries of Hazardous and Radioactive Wastes and to Control the Trans-boundary Movement and Management of Hazardous Wastes within the South Pacific, 1995.
  • Convention on Cluster Munitions 2008
  • Hague code of Conduct Against Ballistic Missle Proliferation 2002
  • Arms Trade Treaty 2014

Operational Focal Point

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Political Focal Point

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Human Rights
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1992;
  • Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)1971
  • Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989;
  • International Convention on Civil and Political Rights, 1966;
  • International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights 1966

Operational Focal Point

Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development

Political Focal Point

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Fisheries

  • UN Convention on Law of the Sea, 1982;
  • Niue Treaty on Cooperation in Fisheries Surveillance and Law Enforcement in the South Pacific, 1992;
  • Convention for the Prohibition of Long Driftnets in the South Pacific, 1990;
  • Treaty on Fisheries Between the Governments of Certain Pacific Island States and the Government of the United States of America ;
  • Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean , 2000.
  • Agreement relating to the implementation of Part XI of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea 1994
    Fish Stocks Agreements 1995
  • South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency Convention 1979
  • Agreement on Port State measurea to prevent data and eliminate illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing 2009
  • Agreement between USA & Samoa rearding on Operational and Cooperation to suppress illicit transnational maritime activity(Shiprider Agreement)2012
  • Niue Treaty Subsidiary Agreement 2014

Operational Focal Point

Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries

Political Focal Point

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Meterology

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Narcotics

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Diplomatic and Consular Relations

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War

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Refugees

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