- Welcome to Tuvalu
- Tuvalu in the Commonwealth
- Tuvalu became a member of the Commonwealth in 1978
- Tuvalu gained independence on the 1st of October 1978
- Tuvalu has been competing in the Commonwealth Games since 2002
- Tuvalu is an archipelago of nine atolls, seldom rising higher than 4.5m above sea level, and situated south of the equator in the western Pacific Ocean
- With populations of about 10,000, Tuvalu and Nauru are the smallest Commonwealth member countries. They are also two of the world’s smallest democracies
- Although Tuvalu had already fielded teams at the Commonwealth Games, the country only made its first appearance in an Olympic Games at Beijing in August 2008
- Tuvalu has been able to capitalise on its fortune in having rights to the highly marketable internet domain of ‘.tv’
Hon. Enele Sopoaga
Prime Minister of Tuvalu
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to this website. Tuvalu is the undiscovered paradise still waiting to be discovered. Our Polynesian culture is unique and intact. The tropical islands, the yet-to-be photographed white beaches, the yet-to-be-divided turquoise crystal clear waters, our natural friendliness and relaxed way of life all merge to provide you with a breathtaking and unforgettable experience that is pure Tuvalu.
Investment opportunities in tourism, fisheries and services welcomed and government will grant the appropriate incentives and concessions to attract and retain genuine investors.
See you in Tuvalu!!
The above message was provided by the previous Prime Minister Maatia Toafa.
Tuvalu in the Commonwealth
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Advisor, Attorney-General (2002)
This Commonwealth funded project extended for a further two years the services of the Advisor to the Attorney-General. Professional legal assistance and advice was provided to the Office of the Attorney-General, including support with drafting legislation and the implementation of recommendations from the Constitutional Review Committee. Assistance in drafting legislation and regulations and advice on various international legal issues was also provided.
Civil Aviation Advisor (2001)
A civil aviation advisor was provided by the Commonwealth Secretariat for two years to introduce well-defined maintenance practices and procedures to the Civil Aviation Department in Tuvalu. The advisor also provided training for counterparts, as a key focus of the project was to upgrade staff skills and enhance the capacity of the Department to effectively manage the civil aviation industry. The advisor undertook a range of tasks, including reviewing existing regulations, establishing mobile and responsive mechanisms, developing training plans and delivering training programmes for staff. In addition, advice on air services, programmes and civil aviation agreements was also provided to the Government.
Development of garment and knitwear facilities (1997-2000)
The objective of this Commonwealth funded project was to introduce industrial production methods, management systems and in-plant training, to develop garment and knitwear facilities for women in Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu and Samoa.
Senior Crown Counsel Attorney General’s Office (1997-2000)
The expert provided legal advice to Government Ministries, departments and statutory bodies. The expert also assisted with the drafting of legislation and facilitation of legal training programmes.