Canada - Nauru Relations

Diplomatic relations were established on September 11, 1997.

In Nauru, Canada is represented by the High Commission of Canada in Australia.

Nauru has no diplomatic mission in Canada. Nauru has a permanent representative to the United Nations in New York.

Canada and Nauru maintain an excellent relationship. Bilateral relations are cordial and enhanced by a shared membership in international organisations such as the Commonwealth, the United Nations and the World Health Organisation.

Canada and Nauru share interests with respect to fisheries and are both party to the United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement. Canada is also a Dialogue Partner of the Pacific Islands Forum to which Nauru belongs.

Nauru became independent in 1968. This 21 sq km phosphate rock island is bounded by 30 km of coastline and is surrounded by a coral reef visible at low tide.

With regard to development assistance, Canada supports community-based projects in Nauru through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives administered by the High Commission of Canada in Australia. Canada also provides long-term institutional support to multilateral and global organizations that are present in the Pacific. 

Canada's trade relations with Nauru are managed by the Trade Commissioner Service at the High Commission of Canada in Australia.

November 2014

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