This application is for an enabling grant as part of the HRC International Relationship Fund to support a US-NZ joint commission proposal. A meeting to establish a Pacific Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Observatory is being hosted by the Secretariat for the Pacific Community (SPC) in Noumea on 24 April. All major regional organisations, several country representatives and several universities with an interest in the area will be attending. Professor Boyd Swinburn was part of the NZ delegation to the initial joint commission meeting on this issue in Washington DC in 2012 and has since been involved in developing the framework for the Observatory. Funding is requested to cover the costs of Professor Swinburn, University of Auckland, to attend the meeting on 24 April.