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Permanent Representative Message


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.