Culture is a key area of work for SPC, and the Social Development Programme (SDP) has lead responsibility for the portfolio. Part of this work is to develop organisational capabilities that include knowledge of Pacific cultures and their critical relevance to our work with our members.
This guide is not all encompassing, but rather aims to equip us with some basic cultural knowledge of the Pacific countries and communities we serve. The first edition of Cultural Etiquette in the Pacific was launched in 2005 and the production of this second edition is timely as we navigate our way into the new decade. We acknowledge the leadership of our Director-General, Dr Stuart Minchin, in supporting this undertaking and recognising the value of this resource in our role as a CROP agency.