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We are a regional organization committed to working together
on matters of mutual concern and interest.
APIL, formed in 1981, is comprised of legislative representatives from 12 island governments.
Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas
Island of Guam
FSM State of Chuuk
FSM State of Kosrae
FSM State of Pohnpei
FSM State of Yap
Republic of the Marshall Islands
Republic of Palau
State of Hawaii
Republic of Nauru
Republic of Kiribati
We meet regularly to consider matters in areas where regional cooperation, coordination, exchange and assistance may help governments achieve their goals through collective action.
We, as representatives of these Pacific Island peoples, have joined together in an association structured with sufficient capability and permanence to address, in depth, the substantive regional and international issues facing the emerging Pacific governments.
These issues may include, but are not limited to, those arising in the areas of Resources and Economic Development, Commerce, Legislation, Energy, Regional Security and Defense, Communications, Cultural Appreciation, Health and Social Services, Education, Agriculture, Air and Sea Transportation, Aquaculture, Sports and Recreation, Youth and Senior Citizens, Tourism, Finance, Political Status, External Relations, and Development Banking.