Falani Aukuso

Falaniko "Falani" Iosefo Aukuso QSO (September 1948 – 31 July 2008) was the deputy director general of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.[1][2]

Falani Aukuso

Died(2008-07-31)31 July 2008
Nationality Tokelau
OccupationAdministrator, diplomat

Aukuso was a native of Tokelau.[1] He served as the Tokelauan director of education.[1] He later worked as a diplomatic officer with the New Zealand Ministry of External Relations and Trade from 1990 to 1994.[1] He returned to Tokelau where he was the director of the Office of the Council of Faipule, which is the island country's Cabinet, from 1994 to 2004.[1] Aukuso then became the general manager of the National Office of the Government of Tokelau in May 2004.[1] Aukuso next became the deputy director general of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community on 1 July 2006, a position he held until his death.[1][2]

In the 2006 Queen's Birthday Honours, Aukuso was appointed a Companion of the Queen's Service Order for public services.[3]

He died suddenly at his home in Suva, Fiji, on 31 July 2008.[1] His death was announced at the closing ceremonies of the 10th Festival of Pacific Arts at Veterans Stadium in Tafuna, American Samoa.[1] His death was later found to be a suicide.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "SPC's deputy director-general dies unexpectedly". Saipan Tribune. 1 August 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
  2. ^ a b Vainerere, Tangata (14 August 2008). "Falani - a champion". Secretariat of the Pacific Community. Archived from the original on 20 September 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Queen's Birthday honours list 2006". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 5 June 2006. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Fiji police determine SPC's Aukuso committed suicide". RNZ. 1 August 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2021.

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