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[South Pacific forum flag]
image by Zoltán Horváth, 19 November 2011

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The Pacific Islands Forum is an inter-governmental organization that aims to enhance cooperation between the independent countries of the Pacific Ocean. It was founded in 1971 as the South Pacific Forum. In 1999, the name was changed; Pacific Islands Forum is more inclusive of the Forum's Oceania-spanning membership of both north and south Pacific island countries and Australia. It is an official observer at the United Nations.
The mission of Pacific Islands Forum is "to work in support of Forum member governments, to enhance the economic and social well-being of the people of the South Pacific by fostering cooperation between governments and between international agencies, and by representing the interests of Forum members in ways agreed by the Forum".
It is a different organization that Pacific Community. Please compare them by their websites: and
Zoltán Horváth, 19 November 2011

The Flag

Pavillons nationaux et marques distinctives also shows the flag of the South Pacific Forum: a 1:2 dark blue flag with a white canton (1/4 th of the flag) with the Forum emblem. The emblem is made of a dark blue disc partially 'munched' on its left, so that it looks like a Pacman moving to the flag fly - I regret I do not find better term to explain it. Crux Australis in yellow appears in the upper right part of the disc, two superposed yellow wavy lines lie in the bottom of the disc. In the Pacman's 'mouth' is a palm-tree in natural, with its trunk bending to the right. The trunk more or less figures the 'munched' perimeter of the disc.
Ivan Sache
, 8 January 2001

This flag can be seen on Flags of Paradise Chart, and Album2000 also shows it.
Zoltán Horváth, 23 November 2001

Flag Variant

[Flag variant of Pacific Islands Forum]
image by Zoltán Horváth, 19 November 2011

I have found a new flag or a flag variant. It is a white flag with its logo.
Image of flag variant:
It is clearly visible, that there is a white flag with bagde of Pacific Islands Forum between flags of Niue and Tonga.

Image of blue flag still in use (at least in December 2010):
My suggestion that both flags are used.
Zoltán Horváth, 19 November 2011