Pacific Organic & Ethical Trade Community

5th Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community (POETCom) General Assembly


17-19 November – from  3 pm to 6 pm FJ Time

WHERE: Virtual on Zoom

HOW: Click on Zoom link below to REGISTER!


Every two years, POETCom holds a General Assembly. Due to unforeseen circumstances POETCom however was unable to hold a General Assembly for the past biennial. So it is indeed a pleasure for the Secretariat to be able to hold a General Assembly this year.

The biennial meet is one of 24 motions approved from the 2017 forum; allowing members enough time to report on impacts of their work and to financially prepare to attend the meeting.

National general assemblies are held in member countries six months before the POETCom General Assembly. Reports on discussions and resolutions, along with the lists of participants at the national meets, must be submitted to the POETCom Secretariat.

This allows debates at the national level on pertinent issues and clear resolutions to be forwarded for discussion at the highest forum, the regional General Assembly.

Members, not just focal points, are now allowed to participate in the General Assembly. However, only focal points have voting rights.



General Assembly Concept Note 

General Assembly Concept Note (French)


Agenda (French)

2017 Motions Summary

2017 Motions Summary (French)

Minutes of POETCom GA 2017



Day 1

POETCom Secretariat Reporting

Sustainable Agriculture Policy Development Workshop: Jon Manhire The AgriBusiness Development Group

Day 2


Pacific Organic Guarantee System –Review and Guidebook Development – IRAM Consultants

POETCom Governance Review and Proposed Revisions. – IRAM Consultants


POETCom Board Candidate Statements (In alphabetical order)

Mr Drew Havea: Founding Member of Tonga National Youth Council

Mr Franck Soury-Lavergne, President of Bio Caledonia

Mr Iototoro Vakapora: Founding Member Natura-Kuki-Airani

Mrs Litia Kirwin-Taukave: Founding Member of Loving Islands, Fiji

Ms Sashi Kiran, Founder and CEO of Foundation for Rural Integrated Enterprises & Development (FRIEND)



POETCom Statutes

POETCom Statutes (French)

POETCom Strategic Plan 2021-2025

POETCom Strategic Plan 2021-2025 (French)

Role of Secretariat, Members and Focal Points



For more information, please contact:

Jim Pierce, POETCom Coordinator, SPC| Email:

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