UN in our Region

UN in the Pacific region map

UN in the Pacific - The UN System has three Sub-regional Offices in the Pacific located in Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Samoa, led by UN Resident Coordinators who are representatives of the UN Secretary General in country. The UN Office in Fiji covers 10 Pacific Island Countries (PICs), the Samoa Office covers four and Papua New Guinea has its own office.

UN offices in Australia
UNIC Canberra - The formal UN presence in Australia and the principal local source of information about the United Nations system. Its information-related responsibilities also extend to Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Samoa, Tuvalu, Tonga and Vanuatu.

UNHCR Regional Office - Based in Canberra Australia, the office is responsible for the promotion and protection of refugee rights in the region which includes Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific.

World Bank Pacific Islands unit - The World Bank’s Pacific island member countries have a population of about 3.4 million people, spread across hundreds of islands, and scattered over an area equivalent to 15 percent of the globe’s surface. For individual Pacific Island country offices contact details click here.

UN offices in Fiji
UNDP Pacific Centre – The United Nations Development Programme Pacific Centre (UNDP PC) specializes in the three UNDP practice areas including Achievement of MDGs and Poverty Reduction, Crisis Prevention and Recovery and Democratic Governance. There are also new supporting projects in Financial Inclusion and Support for Civil Society Organizations. Human Rights and gender equality represents a crosscutting concern.

UNOCHA Regional Office for the Pacific – The office works with 14 countries in the Pacific Island region: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Republic of Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

OHCHR Pacific - The regional office is covering the 16 member countries of the Pacific Islands Forum (Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu).

UNFPA Pacific Sub-Regional Office - Provides technical and programme assistance to fourteen (14) Pacific Island Countries (PIC): Cook Islands; Federated States of Micronesia; Fiji Islands; Kiribati; Republic of the Marshall Islands; Nauru; Niue; Palau; Papua New Guinea (technical assistance); Samoa; Solomon Islands; Tokelau; Kingdom of Tonga; Tuvalu; Republic of Vanuatu.

UNICEF Pacific Island Countries – Based in Suva, Fiji with three field offices in Kiribati, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. Each field office is managed by an international UNICEF project officer and supported by national staff. The Joint Country Presence has seen UNICEF Pacific also present on the ground in Republic of Marshall Islands, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia and Nauru with partner UN agencies, UNDP and UNFPA.

UN Women Pacific Sub-Regional Office – Based in Suva, Fiji and works alongside the 19 other UN agencies in the region and in 15 countries: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

UNAIDS Fiji Office - The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS in Fiji, is an innovative partnership that leads and inspires the world in achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.

UNISDR Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific – The Pacific Office was established in 2008 to support 17 UN Member States and Territories of the Pacific sub-region to build their resilience to disasters and implement the Hyogo Framework for Action.

WHO South Pacific - Leads the regional response to public health issues. The office works with Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Marshall Is, Micronesia, Federated States of New Caledonia, New Zealand, Mariana Islands, Northern Nauru, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna.

ILO Country Office for Pacific Island Countries – Serves 22 Pacific Island countries, nine of which are ILO member States.

ESCAP Pacific Office - Covers Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

UN offices in Samoa

FAO Sub-regional Office for the Pacific Islands – Established in 1996 to coordinate the work of FAO in the Pacific region. The members are Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. Tokelau is an Associate Member.

UNESCO Office in Apia – Cluster Office to Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Tokelau (Associate Member).

UNDP Multicountry Office – Officially set up on 1st July 1979 covers four Pacific Island Countries in the South Pacific Polynesian sub-region. These are the Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tokelau.

WMO Office for the South-West Pacific - UN system’s authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth’s atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting distribution of water resources.

WHO Country Office

UN offices in Papua New Guinea
UNDP PNG Office - UNDP has been working in PNG since 1981, when it signed an agreement with the government to operate in the country. It has continually expanded and today works in these focus areas: MDGs and Poverty Reduction, Gender, Democratic Governance; Environment and Energy, Nation Building, and HIV, Health and Development.