The Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean is the forum where the Parliaments of the region come together and operate to reach those common objectives towards the creation of the best political, social, economic and cultural environment and conditions for the fellow citizens of the member states.
PAM is a regional interstate organization, an Observer at the General Assembly of the United Nations and with a specific international juridical status. The Assembly plays a fundamental role as an organization whose activities are firmly rooted as a complementary asset to the work of other regional and international bodies entrusted with the responsibility to foster security, stability and peace in the Mediterranean.
Over a short period, PAM has established itself as the main actor in parliamentary diplomacy in the region, and its commitment to the founding principles and its Charter, is guaranteed by the continued support of all its member parliaments.
Through PAM, political dialogue and understanding between the Member States and their citizens, is strengthened and this is achieved, notably, by:
Fostering and building confidence among Mediterranean States;
Guaranteeing regional security, stability and promoting peace;
Consolidating the endeavours of Mediterranean States;
Presenting opinions and recommendations to national parliaments and governments, regional organizations and international fora.