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    Tuvalu joined UNESCO on 21 October 1991, and is covered by the UNESCO Office based in Apia (Samoa).

    Located in the heart of the Pacific, the Polynesian State of Tuvalu, whose name means “eight together”, is one of the smallest States in the world, measuring a mere 26 km2. It is made up of nine atolls, eight of which are inhabited. Vaiaku, the main village, is on the island of Fongafale on the Funafuti Atoll. The inhabitants of Tuvalu speak a Polynesian language. The main industries are fishing and tourism.

    Tuvalu is part of the regional ocean monitoring network for the Pacific supported by UNESCO’s Natural Sciences sector.

    The country has six schools participating in UNESCO’s Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet).

    In culture, Tuvalu and UNESCO cooperate within the Action Programme for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States.

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