United Nations Welcome to the United Nations. It's your world.


Linkages between Climate Change and Challenges to Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace

Thursday, 23 April 2020


Remarks Delivered by H.E. Samuelu Laloniu, Permanent Representative of Tuvalu to the United Nations to the Thematic Consultation organized by the German and French Missions to the UN On the 2020 Review of the Peacebuilding Architecture.

Thank you, Co-Chairs. 

Excellencies and colleagues, I would like to begin by thanking the Co-Hosts, Germany and France, for the commendable leadership by convening this important thematic consultation to discuss the issue of the linkages between climate change and peace and security.   

COVID-19 and Climate Change: We Must Rise to Both Crises

Friday, 17 April 2020


Written by Dame Meg Taylor                                                                                                                                                      

Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum

17 April 2020

In the Pacific we aspire to endurance and sustainability. But progress is difficult to sustain when we face multiple threats that reverse decades of development gains in a matter of hours or days.

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

Friday, 10 April 2020

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 Agrees to Establish a Pacific Humanitarian Pathway on COVID -19

Friday, 10 April 2020

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.

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

Saturday, 21 December 2019


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.”

New Permanent Representative of Tuvalu Presents Credentials

Sunday, 26 March 2017

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.

For six months between 2009 and 2010, he served as Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, and as Deputy High Commissioner to Fiji from 2006 to 2009.