Foreign relations of Niue

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Foreign relations of Niue
  States that maintain diplomatic relations with Niue
  Diplomatic relations with the European Union (members not having established relations individually)

Niue maintains diplomatic relations with various other countries and multilateral organizations.

Niue is a small island country in the Pacific Ocean in a state of free association with New Zealand. The Queen in right of New Zealand is the head of state of Niue - as such Niue is part of the Realm of New Zealand.

The Repertory of Practice of United Nations Organs records that in 1988 "New Zealand stated ... that its future participation in international agreements would no longer extend to ... Niue".[1] Niue was granted membership of UNESCO in 1993 and the World Health Organization in 1994. Also in 1994, the United Nations Secretariat "recognized the full treaty-making capacity ... of Niue".[1]

New Zealand retains a constitutional link with Niue in relation to citizenship, with people from Niue being citizens of New Zealand.[2]

Niue conducts bilateral relations with other countries and interacts with the international community as an independent state.[3]

Despite self-rule, New Zealand manages its defence and foreign affairs on Niue's request. Like the Cook Islands, however, Niue has begun to establish formal diplomatic relations with sovereign states. As of September 2014, 15 other states maintain diplomatic relations with Niue. China's ambassador to New Zealand, Zhang Limin, is accredited to Niue, and became the first Chinese ambassador to present his credentials there in October 2008.[4]

Diplomatic relations[edit]





International organization participation[edit]

  • In November 2011, Niue was one of the eight founding members of Polynesian Leaders Group, a regional grouping intended to cooperate on a variety of issues including culture and language, education, responses to climate change, and trade and investment.[20][21][22]

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  1. ^ a b "Repertory of Practice of United Nations Organs Supplement No. 8". United Nations. p. 10. Retrieved 2015-01-24. 
  2. ^ "The Cook Islands’ unique constitutional and international status". p. 9. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Cook Islands: Constitutional status and international personality". Cook Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration. p. 2. Retrieved 2015-01-24. 
  4. ^ "China's first ambassador to Niue presents credential to Niue PM". Xinhua News Agency. 2008-10-18. Retrieved 2014-08-03. 
  5. ^ "Niue country brief". Australian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-26. 
  6. ^ "Pacific Relations". Cook Islands Government. Retrieved 2014-08-03. 
  7. ^ "Foreign Affairs". Nauru, Permanent Mission to the UN. Retrieved 2014-08-03. 
  8. ^ "At the Welcoming Dinner for the Official Visit by Hon. Toke Tufukia Talagi Premier of Niue". Government of Papaua New Guinea. 2014-12-09. Retrieved 2014-12-29.  "...formal relationship started in 1994."
  9. ^ "Niue signs Diplomatic relations with Turkey". Government of Niue. 2004-06-10. Retrieved 2014-08-02. "The Memorandum..., increases Niues foreign relationship with international countries that include, ..., Samoa, ... and Singapore."
  10. ^ "Accredited Countries". Embassy of France in Wellington. Retrieved 2015-01-04. 
  11. ^ "Foreign Minister Davutoğlu "In the last six years, we have taken significant steps to strengthen our relations with Pacific Island States"". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey. Retrieved 2014-06-13. "Joint Declaration concerning the establishment of diplomatic relations between Turkey and Niue, ...were signed."
  12. ^ "China, Niue establish diplomatic ties". Xinhua News Agency. 2007-12-12. Retrieved 2014-08-03. 
  13. ^ "Full text of joint communique on the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Niue". Xinhua News Agency. 2007-12-12. Retrieved 2014-08-03. 
  14. ^ "India establishes Diplomatic Relations with Niue". Ministry of External Affairs of India. 2012-09-04. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  15. ^ "Israel's Diplomatic Missions Abroad: Status of relations". Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  16. ^ "Israeli Ambassador to Tonga HE Shemi Tzur visited Tonga". Ministry of Information and Communications of Tonga. 2013-02-04. Retrieved 2014-07-28. "Israeli Ambassador... is also accredited to... Niue."
  17. ^ "The Pacific Islands". Ministry of External Affairs of Singapore. Retrieved 2014-07-27. "Singapore established bilateral relations with Niue and Cook Islands on 6 August 2012"
  18. ^ "Press Releases : Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Thailand and Niue". Ministry of External Affairs of Thailand. 2013-08-27. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  19. ^ "Cuba and Niue establish diplomatic relations". Cuba-L Direct. 2014-09-05. Retrieved 2014-09-12. 
  20. ^ "NZ may be invited to join proposed ′Polynesian Triangle′ ginger group". Pacific Scoop. 2011-09-19. Retrieved 2014-08-02. 
  21. ^ "New Polynesian Leaders Group formed in Samoa,". Radio New Zealand International. 2011-11-19. Retrieved 2014-08-02. 
  22. ^ "American Samoa joins Polynesian Leaders Group, MOU signed". Samoa News. 2011-11-19. [dead link]

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