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Natural Sciences

Asia & the Pacific

Cook Islands

Cook Islands
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The country is covered by the UNESCO Office in Apia, Samoa.

The Cook Islands, located in the South Pacific Ocean, are nine volcanic islands and numerous low-lying, sparsely populated coral atolls. The Sustainable Development in Coastal Regions and Small Islands (CSI) project that the Cook Islands are currently involved in seeks to overcome the isolation of small islands by building capacity and strengthening local, regional, and inter-regional communication.

Below you can access the projects that are currently being implemented in the country within the framework of UNESCO’s Natural Sciences Sector.



- Hydrology for the Environment, Life and Policy (HELP) Pacific Programme More



- Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/PTWS)

- Pacific Islands Global Ocean Observing System (PI-GOOS)


Coasts and Small Islands

- Small Islands VOICE in the Cook Islands More

- Youth Visioning for Island Living initiative: Recycling Stations for Schools More


UNESCO Director-General visit (February 2008)


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