The Agreement

At the 10th Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM-10) in Dili, Timor-Leste, it was agreed that the Agreement on the Establishment on the Regional Secretariat of the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) date for entry is set on 20th November 2014.

Prof. Sjarief Widjaja, Chairman of the Interim Regional Secretariat (IRS) of the CTI CFF said “this entry into force of the establishment regional secretariat is great momentum to step forward into developing strong permanent regional secretariat which will be able to provide more benefits towards sustaining the marine resources of its member states.

Ratifications was made by all CT6 Member Parties on:

Indonesia (9 May 2014)

Malaysia (15 April 2013)

Papua New Guinea


Solomon Islands (8 October 2014)

Timor-Leste (31 October 2014)

The Agreement contains provisions on the Regional Secretariat’s  operational and administrative elements. It also includes the Rules and Procedures on the inner workings of regional meetings such as the conduct of business of meetings, provisions for partners, observers and new CTI-CFF parties and other relevant matters.

Also in the Agreement are the Staff Regulations and Financial Regulations that shall guide the conduct of the Regional Secretariat.

A copy of the Agreement can be downloaded here.