Nauru was granted full membership of the Commonwealth in May 1999 and was
admitted as the 187th member of the United
Nations on 14 September 1999. It is also a member of several regional bodies
including the Pacific Island Forum, Pacific
Community (SPC), the Asian Development
Bank, ESCAP and other specialised
agencies. Nauru has a particular interest in international environmental issues,
including global warming.
In Australia, Nauru is represented by a Consul-General in Melbourne.
Elsewhere, Nauru is represented by a Permanent Representative to the United
Nations in New York, a High Commissioner in Suva and Honorary Consuls in New
Delhi and London.
In Nauru, Australia is represented by a Consul-General. The Peoples
Republic of China has the only other diplomatic mission in Nauru. The Australian
High Commissioner in Suva, Fiji, is accredited as Australia's non-resident High
Commissioner for Nauru.
The United States does not have an embassy in Nauru; the US Ambassador to Fiji is accredited to Nauru.