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.