RAMSI’s regional nature is its core underlying strength with the mission benefiting from the diverse cultures and experience of the contributing members. Since the arrival of RAMSI in 2003, thousands of police, military and civilian personnel from across the region have served with RAMSI and worked side by side with Solomon Islanders.

Niue joined RAMSI in 2006. As one of the smallest Pacific Island nations to join RAMSI, it makes a proportionately strong commitment to supporting the Mission and Solomon Islands. Niue provides police officers to help with the capacity development of the RSIPF as part of the Participating Police Force.

The island of Niue is located in Polynesia, east of Tonga and northeast of New Zealand. Niue is a self-governing state in free association with New Zealand, an arrangement dating from October 1974. Niueans are New Zealand citizens with the right of free access to New Zealand, where approximately 90 per cent of Niue’s population lives. Niue’s resident population is about 1500.