Tuvalu Military

Tuvalu 1997

Tuvalu is a country located in Oceania. According to AbbreviationFinder, TV is the two-letter ISO code of Tuvalu, and TUV is the three-letter country abbreviation for Tuvalu.

Yearbook 1997

Tuvalu. According to Countryaah, the national day of Tuvalu is October 1. The new Prime Minister, Bikenibeu Paeniu, announced in early February that the island nation will reintroduce the British flag Union Jack into its own national flag.

Tuvalu’s delegate at the UN Climate Conference in Japanese Kyoto in early December urged industrialized countries to take the greenhouse effect more seriously. He argued that the entire existence of Tuvalu was at stake because large parts of the kingdom could be flooded if global warming began to melt the ice at the poles.

Tuvalu is a member of AOSIS, an association for smaller island nations, which in Kyoto acted to sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions than the industrial world thought it could accept.

Tuvalu Military

TUVALU. – The archipelago of the Ellice Islands has retained the status of a British colony, together with the neighboring group of the Gilbert Islands (Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony), until 1975. In that year the territory was formally divided, following the outcome of a referendum which saw the vast majority of the population sided in favor of separation from the Gilberts. Subsequently, on 10 October 1978, the Ellice archipelago, renamed Tuvalu, gained independence. The population of the new state, of Polynesian stock, is made up of about 7000 residents, of which at least 2000 live and work abroad, employed in the phosphate mines of the nearby islands of Ocean and Nauru, or embarked as sailors, in foreign merchant fleets.. The capital, Funafuti, is basically a large village inhabited by a thousand people.

Lacking mineral resources, with an agricultural activity almost exclusively limited to the exploitation of coconuts, the country has so far procured foreign currencies from three sources: remittances from emigrants, the export of copra, and on an ancillary basis, issue of collectible coins and stamps. In order to obtain new and more adequate sources of income, the Tuvalu aim at exploiting the fish stocks of the surrounding seas: recently the government has reserved the right to fish in the strip of territorial waters that extends up to 200 miles away from the archipelago.. Emancipated from ties with Great Britain, the Tuvalu seem destined to gravitate, from a political and economic point of view, to Japan, which has already started a technical and financial assistance plan.