DECLARATION BY THE SOUTH PACIFIC FORUM ON
LAW ENFORCEMENT COOPERATION
[ HONIARA DECLARATION ]
Forum Leaders recalled the concerns they had expressed at the 1991 Forum about the possible threat to the region from criminal activities, and their conclusion that scope existed to strengthen effective law enforcement cooperation in the region. An adverse law enforcement environment could threaten the sovereignty, security and economic integrity of Forum members and jeopardise economic and social development. The threats to the stability of regional law enforcement were complex and sophisticated, and the potential impact of transnational crime was a matter for increasing concern to regional states and enforcement agencies.
The Forum agreed that there was a need for a more comprehensive, integrated and collaborative approach to counter these threats.Download