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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Regional Cooperation and Organization: Pacific Region

Shotaro Hamamoto

Subject(s):
Sustainable development — Regional co-operation

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 In geographical terms, the pacific region includes the Pacific Ocean, the lands surrounding it, and the Pacific Islands . The present entry deals principally with regional cooperation in which the Pacific Island States participate (see also Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation [APEC] ; Association of Southeast Asian Nations [ASEAN] ). 2 Having experienced Japan’s military expansion across the Pacific Ocean, and especially over Papua New Guinea (‘PNG’) and the Solomon Islands, during World War II, Australia and New Zealand concluded the Canberra Pact on 21 January...
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