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Tuvalu supports Secretary-General's Call on Gender-based Violence and COVID-19

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 17:15

Answering the UN Secretary-General’s Call on Gender-Based Violence and COVID-19
Statement by 124 UN Member States and Observers - 8 April 2020

"We strongly support the appeal by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Gender-Based Violence and COVID-19.

As more countries report infection and lockdown, domestic violence helplines and shelters across the world are reporting rising calls for help. Victims and survivors have no means of escape when violence occurs in the place they are being told to take shelter: at home.

Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers Agree to Establish a Pacific Humanitarian Pathway on COVID -19

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 14:45

Pacific Islands Forum Leaders have invoked the Biketawa Declaration, to collectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic as a major crisis to The Blue Pacific – its peoples, wellbeing and economies.

As an immediate priority, Forum Foreign Ministers met virtually yesterday to establish a Pacific Humanitarian Pathway on COVID-19, following two weeks of consultation with senior officials, regional agencies and development agencies through the Forum.

New Permanent Representative of Tuvalu presents credentials

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 13:45

The new Permanent Representative of Tuvalu to the United Nations, Samuelu Laloniu, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

A career diplomat, Mr. Laloniu was most recently High Commissioner to New Zealand since 2015, having previously served as Consul General in Auckland between 2010 and 2014.

Pacific Islands Forum Chair Statement on the Outcome of COP 25 in Madrid

Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 15:45


Funafuti, Tuvalu: The outcome of the recent climate negotiations at COP 25 in Madrid, Spain was utterly disappointing, the Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum, Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Hon Kausea Natano, said today.

“The lack of ambition and urgency on climate action emanating from COP 25 is very concerning, particularly for those of us Small Islands Nations on the front lines of the climate crisis that is confronting us now.”

Secretary-General António Guterres visits Tuvalu

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 14:30

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres flew from Fiji to Tuvalu on Friday, 17 May 2019.

He was received in Funafuti by a Guard of Honour and was given a traditional welcome with chants and dance.

Upon arrival, he went to the Government Building where he held a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister, Enele Sosene Sopoaga. They discussed issues of access to climate financing, mitigation and reliance.

Press Release of State of Emergency Issued by the Office of the Prime Minister

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 15:30

The islands of Tuvalu have been severely hampered by storm and huge surges caused by Tropical Cyclone Pam. Over the past two days, events of serious damages, seawater flooding and inundation have been reported from all the eight outer islands of Tuvalu following strong winds but especially caused by huge waves and storm surges, some 4 to 5 meters higher than the islands. A full survey of the damages will be carried out as soon as the weather improves.