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Kiribati’s Golden Boy calls for “Save Our Country”

2014 Commonwealth Gold Medallist David Katoatau is calling to the world to save his country. Join his call and share his message…

2015 Forum Communique

The 2015 Forum Communique is an official report of the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ Retreat. It covers a total of 20 agendas varying on different areas and issues including 2 declarations.

President Tong bows out of Forum with ‘Star of Melanesia’

President Tong has bowed out of the Pacific Islands Forum – in what is deemed his last forum as leader of Kiribati, with an honorary award and $5 million PNG-Kina.


Kiribati on Tsunami Alert – low risk expected

An 8.3 magnitude earthquake in the Chilean central zone has put the Pacific, including Kiribati, on tsunami alert. Authorities say tsunami impact to Kiribati will be low risk but precautionary measures should be taken.

People’s life in the Pacific is a big laughing joke: Australian Minister of Immigration and Prime Minister Tony Abbott

While climate change is an issue that concerns the life and very existence of people in the Pacific Island nations, it is somehow a big laughing joke according to Australian Minister of Immigration Peter Dutton and Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Climate Change was a top agenda for Pacific Island leaders at the recently concluded 46th

Dutch Ambassador -  Robert Willem Zaagman presenting his credentials to Kiribati President, Anote Tong

Four new Ambassadors’ meet with President Tong

Four new ambassadors’ met with President Anote Tong last Monday to present their Letters of Credence as accredited Ambassadors’ to the Republic of Kiribati.


Gathering freshwater from a well in Kiribati.

Rain Water Harvesting Contract for Construction signed

A contract for Rain Water Harvesting Works was signed between the Ministry of Public Works and Utilities (MPWU) and King Holdings Ltd. The provision of rainwater in North Tarawa is primarily aimed at trying to provide a reserve water supply for drought times.

Kiribati President, Anote Tong and EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica.  Photo credit: EU-Audio Visual Services.

EU announces $23 million Euro for Kiribati

The European Union has just announced a 23 million Euro grant for Kiribati, to develop Kiritimati Island in Kiribati and thereby also alleviating climate change threats.

Side event in Lima, Peru

Kiribati holds successful joint-side event with Taiwan at the margins of UNFCCC meeting in Lima, Peru

The Kiribati – ITRI joint side event at the COP20/CMP10 in Lima, Peru delivered an emotional but captivating climate change story to the full packed room of partners, COP20 delegates, and spectators.


Her Execellency  Makurita Baaro delivers her speech in Lima, Peru

Coalition of Low Lying Atoll Nations on Climate Change meets at sidelines of UNFCCC meeting in Lima, Peru

A meeting of the Coalition of Low Lying Atoll Nations on Climate Change, held at the busy sidelines of the ongoing UNFCCC Conference of Parties in Lima, Peru, met last week and has agreed on a road map to achieve three immediate major goals of the Coalition.