The Council is ultimately responsible for the management of PASO’s operations and corporate affairs.
At the PASO Annual General Meeting, held annually in December in Vanuatu, Council Members elect a Chairperson and two Deputy Chairpersons who automatically become the Chairpersons for PASO’s Sub Committees.
The PASO Corporate Sub Committee and the PASO Operations Sub Committee oversee the implementation of PASO’s objectives and report to the broader PASO Council at PASO ordinary meetings.
The current PASO Council is chaired by Samoa, with the Cook Islands chairing the Corporate Sub Committee and Niue chairing the Operations Sub Committee.
The PASO Project Steering Committee was established to ensure PASO meets its ADB Loan terms, and now also governs the World Bank funded PASO Reform Project. This committee is comprised of four Council Members from Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Vanuatu, who act as guarantors to the PASO ADB Loan and reports progress to the PASO Council.