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Diplomatic relations were established on September 11, 1997. Nauru is the third smallest country and smallest island state in the world. Nauru is a member of the Commonwealth, International Monetary Fund, United Nations, United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, World Bank, Asia Development Bank, Pacific Islands Development Forum, Pacific Islands Forum, and Pacific Community.
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.
In Nauru, Canada is represented by the High Commission of Canada to Australia, in Canberra. Nauru has no diplomatic mission in Canada. Nauru has a permanent representative to the United Nations in New York.
Canada's trade relations with Nauru are managed by the Trade Commissioner Service at the High Commission of Canada to Australia, in Canberra.
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.
Partnerships and organizations
To develop effective responses to today’s most pressing global challenges, Canada and Nauru work closely in multilateral fora, such as:
- International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
- International Criminal Court (ICC)
- United Nations (UN)
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
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