Pacific Basin Development Council (PBDC)

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Feb 1980, by the Governors of the 2 American Territories of American Samoa and Guam, the (currently) Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the State of Hawaii (USA). In fact, it is an extension of territorial and state governments in the Pacific. By-Laws adopted 3 Oct 1980; amended 5 Nov 1983. Incorporated under State of Hawaii laws; headquartered in Honolulu HI (USA). In the process of being reorganized 2000. No activities reported since.


Identify, examine and assess the economic and regional development needs and strategies, and, with particular attention to member entities, articulate the view of the region to the public and private sectors; provide a research capacity that can address the important issues within the Pacific community; promote cooperation between member entities, Federal government, and the private sector in an effort to provide for the comprehensive economic and social development of the Pacific Islands; collect and disseminate information beneficial to the region; promote collective action that improves the quality of life for the Pacific Islands and the member entities by addressing their social, economic, and other needs in cooperation with the Federal government and the private sector.

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Original and secondary research, or provision of materials/information for organized research. Technical assistance for specific problem resolution to individual members. Information dissemination through the public and private sectors and media. Conferences, institutes, study groups, seminars, and lectures. Towards PBDC missions, functions undertaken are: needs assessment, development of alternatives, priority setting, brokering, implementation/monitoring. Projects in the fields of: agriculture; aquaculture; coastal resources management; communications; economic development technical assistance; energy; federal relations issues; fiscal planning and development financing; fisheries; private sector; regional activities; research institute; social development; tourism; transportation.


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Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Members in 3 countries
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  • Geology
    • Land and Coastal Forms
  • Development
    • Development

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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