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In Tuvalu, Canada is represented by the High Commission of Canada in New Zealand.
Tuvalu is represented in Canada by the Permanent Mission of Tuvalu to the United Nations in New York City, U.S.A.
Canada enjoys pleasant bilateral relations with Tuvalu enhanced by shared memberships in the Commonwealth, United Nations and World Health Organization.
Canada and Tuvalu also share interests with respect to fisheries management, and both countries are parties to the United Fish Stocks Agreement. Canada is also a dialogue partner of the Pacific Islands Forum to which Tuvalu belongs.
Tuvalu, with a population of around 11,000, is one of the world’s smallest countries, consisting of 9 low-lying coral atolls. Subsistence farming and fishing are the primary economic activities.
Canada's limited trade relations with Tuvalu are also managed by the Trade Commissioner Service, New Zealand.
Canada supports small scale, community-based projects in Tuvalu through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives administered by the High Commission of Canada in New Zealand. Since 2012, Canada has contributed over $430,000 to projects related to environmental sustainability, inclusive governance, and gender equality.
Partnerships and organizations
To develop effective responses to today’s most pressing global challenges, Canada and Tuvalu work closely in multilateral fora, such as:
- International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
- International Monetary Fund (IMF)
- United Nations (UN)
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- World Trade Organization (WTO)
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