The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) is an intergovernmental organization that provides technical and policy advice and assistance to its Pacific Island members. SPC was established as an international organization in 1947 and has 26 member countries and territories. SPC’s vision for the region is a secure and prosperous Pacific Community, whose people are educated and healthy and manage their resources in an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable way. SPC’s mission is to help Pacific Island people position themselves effectively to respond to the challenges they face and make informed decisions about their future and the future they wish to leave for the generations that follow. The focus of SPC’s work changes over time in response to evolving regional needs and regional collaborative arrangements with other organizations. In 2010, the organization has six divisions with over 400 staff.