Coalition forces – Tuvalu

Coalition forces – Tuvalu

Contributing nation – Tuvalu, RAMSI website

Tuvalu has provided police officers to the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands since December 2004.

Tuvalu – Small Country Making a Big Contribution, Media release, RAMSI website, 29 September 2006

“As Tuvalu marks its Independence Day on Sunday 1 October, Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands Special Coordinator, James Batley, thanked Tuvalu for sending people to work with the mission…..Mr Batley noted that in May this year, the then Speaker of the Tuvalu House of Assembly, Hon Otinielu Tausi, visited Honiara to take part in the induction program for new Members of Parliament.  The program, which was supported by RAMSI, was designed to strengthen the National Parliament by encouraging better scrutiny and ethics.  The program has attracted interest throughout the Pacific….

“Tuvalu was the eleventh country to join RAMSI when two police officers arrived in Solomon Islands in November 2004. Currently one male police officer and one female officer from Tuvalu are serving with the Participating Police Force working alongside colleagues from around the region. So far six Tuvaluans have worked with the mission.”