Te Ulu o Tokelau speaks at IUCN Congress

3 September 2016
The Ulu o Tokelau presenting on the issue of Ocean Resilience at the IUCN Pacific Ocean Summit.
Early this morning the Ulu o Tokelau Aliki Faipule Afega Gaualofa and Leaders of the Pacific at the IUCN Congress in Hawaii attended a traditional welcome at the sacred Kalia ground in Waikiki. Part of the traditional welcome was leaders laying stones from their respective land.

The Pacific Leaders are attending the IUCN Congress, opened by President Obama. Tokelau is the only country/territory in the Pacific that is not a IUCN member.

Nevertheless the Faipule was one of the Speakers at the Pacific Ocean Summit on Ocean Resilience.

The Faipule will then lead his delegation to attend the Polynesian Leaders Group of which Tokelau currently is the Chair, the Small Island States Leaders Meeting and the Pacific Islands Leaders Forum in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia.
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Traditional welcome at the sacred Kalia ground in Waikiki. Leaders attending the IUCN Congress laid stones from their respective land.