The annual Forum leaders summit is to be held in Apia next month at which point Samoa Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, will assume the chairmanship.
He said the Forum is not as effective as it could be.
RNZI reports the Samoa leader, who also chaired the Forum back in 2003, said the leaders have long wanted the organisation to be more focussed.
"We tend to deal with too many things," Tuilaepa said.
"The problem that we continually face is that we have the Secretariat that needs to strengthen as well.