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SPC reverts to original legal name, “Pacific Community”

Expect to see and hear a lot more about the “Pacific Community” as the organisation formerly known as the Secretariat of the Pacific Community has undergone a name change. Following a decision to be known simply by its formal name, the ‘Pacific Community’, the organisation has essentially gone back to using the legal name its founders gave […]

Staff Writers

February 1, 2016 1:32 pm

Expect to see and hear a lot more about the “Pacific Community” as the organisation formerly known as the Secretariat of the Pacific Community has undergone a name change.

Following a decision to be known simply by its formal name, the ‘Pacific Community’, the organisation has essentially gone back to using the legal name its founders gave the regional organisation in 1977.

Pacific Community Director-General, Dr Colin Tukuitonga, said the organisation was “essentially going back to the future.”

Reverting to our organisation’s formal name reflects the Pacific Community’s inclusive mandate and broad Pacific region coverage, and promotes greater ownership by our 26 country and territory members, beyond the secretariat.

The organisation will still be referred to in short by the acronym, SPC, given its wide use in the region, Dr. Tukuitonga said.

The name change concides with the release of the SPC Strategic Plan for 2016-2020.

Part of our sharper focus on sustainable development results, recognising that development effectiveness does indeed rely on partnerships built on shared goals and commitment.

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A refreshed logo of the Pacific Community was released along side the name change announcement. Photo: SPC

A refreshed Pacific Community logo has been released which retains the familiar circular element that has been part of the organisation’s logo for more than three decades.

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