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UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and H.E. President Rene Harris during the Nauru flag raising ceremony at the UN in New York with the Honorable Kinza Clodumar.
58th UNGA
Ambassador Clodumar at the 58th UNGA

 
NAURU and the UNITED NATIONS
UN Headquarters in New York

THE UNITED NATIONS

ABOUT THE MISSION OF NAURU

The Republic of Nauru was admitted as the 187th member state of the United Nations in September 1999, and subsequently established its Permanent Mission in January 2000. On December 22, 1999, His Excellency Ambassador Vinci Niel Clodumar presented his Letter of Credence to Secretary-General Kofi Annan and became the first Permanent Representative of the Republic of Nauru to the United Nations. Ambassador Clodumar continues to represent Nauru at the United Nations today.

The involvement of the Republic of Nauru at the United Nations covers on important issues such as global warming, rising sea-levels, nuclear testing, Pacific aid, Development and Measures designed to combat international terrorism. Small as the country is, Nauru continues to actively support human rights and self-determination to its Pacific neighbours.

On it second year of membership to the United Nations, Nauru became the Chairman of the Pacific Island Forum Group in New York.

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HOW THE UNITED NATIONS WORKS

The United Nations was established on 24 October 1945 by 51 countries committed to preserving peace through international cooperation and collective security. Today, nearly every nation in the world belongs to the UN: membership totals 191 countries. "United Nations Day" is celebrated on 24 October each year.

When States become Members of the United Nations, they agree to accept the obligations of the UN Charter, an international traty that sets out basic principles of international relations. According to the Charter, the UN has four purposes:

  • To maintain international peace and security
  • To develop friendly relations among nations
  • To cooperate in solving international problems and in promoting respect for human respects
  • To be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations

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Documents Index that NAURU Co-Authored [October - December 2002] 57th Session

  • Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks. A/57/L.50 (3.0609)
  • Assistance in mine action. A/57/L.53/Add.l (3.0616)
  • Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. A/C.1/57/L.4/Rev.1 (3.0736)
  • Consolidation of peace through practical disarmament measures. A/C.1/57/L45 (3.0787)
  • Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons. A/C.1/57/L.51 (3.0795)
  • Cooperation between the United Nations and the Association of South-East Asian Nations. A/57/L.16/Add.1 (3.0540)
  • Cooperation between the United Nations and the Inter-Parliamentary Union. A/57/L38/Add.1 (3.0585)
  • Cooperation between the United Nations and the Pacific Islands Forum. A/57/L.21 (3.0549)
  • Emergency international assistance for peace, normalcy and reconstruction of war-stricken Afghanistan and the situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security. A/57/L.56/Add.1 (3.0623)
  • Follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons. A/C.1/57/L53 (3.0797)
  • The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects A/C.1/57/L.33 (3.0775)
  • International Year of Rice. A/57/L.58/Rev.1/Add.1 (3.0628)
  • Large-scale pelagic drift-net fishing, unauthorized fishing in zones of national jurisdiction and on the high seas/illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, fisheries by-catch and discards, and other developments. A/57/L.49 (3.0607)
  • Measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction. A/C.1/57/L.49/Rev.1 (3.0793)
  • Nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere and adjacent areas. A/C. 1/57/1.34(3.0776)
  • Oceans and law of the sea. A/57/L48 (3.0604)
  • Oceans and law of the sea. A/57/L.48/Rev.1 (3.0605)
  • Plenary meetings of the General Assembly on 9 and 10 December 2002 devoted to the consideration of the item entitled "Oceans and the law of the sea" and to the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the opening for signature of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. A/57/L19/Add.1 (3.0545)
  • Reducing nuclear danger. A/C.1/57/L 52 (3 0796)
  • Reductions of non-strategic nuclear weapons. A/C.1/57/L.2/Rev.1 (30732)
  • Role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament. A/C.1/57/L.50 (3.0794)
  • Scope of legal protection under the Convention on the Safety of United Nations and Associated Personnel. A/C 6/57/L20 (3,1166)
  • Terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. A/C. 1/57/L.49 (3.0792)
  • Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world. A/C.1/57/L.3/Rev.1 (3.0734)
  • Transparency in armaments. A/C.1/57/L.37 (3 0779)
  • United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education, 1994-2004. A/C.3/57/L.54 (3.0975)
  • United Nations disarmament fellowship, training and advisory services. A/C.1/57/L.38 (3.0780)
  • United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific. A/C.1/57/L35 (3.0777)

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VOTING RECORD OF THE REPUBLIC OF NAURU AT THE UNITED NATIONS DURING THE 57TH SESSION

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