Canada and the Pacific Islands
The Canadian High Commission in Canberra is responsible for Canada's official relations with the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.
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The Canadian High Commission in Wellington is responsible for Canada's official relations with the following Pacific island countries: Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu. The Canadian High Commission in Wellington also represents Canada’s interests in the Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau
Canadian Development Assistance in the Pacific Islands
The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is the principal vehicle of Canada's official development assistance around the world, committed to supporting sustainable development, reducing poverty and providing humanitarian assistance in order to promote a more secure, equitable and prosperous world.
Canadian development assistance in the region consists of the:
- Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, a community development program run directly by the Canadian High Commissions in Wellington and Canberra;
- projects for the Pacific islands run directly by Canadian NGOs; and,
- assistance through international institutions of which Canada is a member.
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