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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Pacific Community

Henning Blatt

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 January 2020

Subject(s):
International economic law — Regional organizations

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

1 The Pacific Community is an international organization of 26 independent, self-governing, and dependent territories in the Pacific, headquartered in Nouméa, New Caledonia. Established in February 1947 as the South Pacific Commission, today’s Pacific Community is the region’s largest scientific, technical, and research development organization.2 After World War II, all territories in the Pacific Islands region (with the exception of Tonga) were colonial possessions of Australia, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States of...
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