The Framework for Pacific Regionalism, sets out the strategic vision, values, objectives and approaches to achieve deeper regionalism in the Pacific. A regionalism defined as:
The expression of a common sense of identity and purpose, leading progressively to the sharing of institutions, resources, and markets, with the purpose of complementing national efforts, overcoming common constraints, and embracing sustainable and inclusive development within Pacific countries and territories and for the Pacific region as a whole.
The Framework for Pacific Regionalism supports political conversations and initiatives that address key strategic issues. All Pacific people have an important role to play in regionalism and to support this principle, the Framework promotes an inclusive regional policy development process. The Framework also encourages prioritisation of the Forum Leaders’ agenda to ensure that Leaders have the time and space to drive these policy initiatives forward.