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Natural Sciences

Asia & the Pacific


  • © UNESCO/A. Rossi

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

Tonga is participating in several regional UNESCO projects, such as the regional ocean monitoring network for the Pacific that aims to facilitate, encourage and widen data usage to develop enabling tools and services for better and sustainable use of ocean resources and ocean environment. It is also taking part in the Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System.

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


People, Biodiversity and Ecology

- Asia-Pacific Co-operation for the Sustainable Use of Renewable Natural Resources in Biosphere Reserves and Similar Managed Areas (ASPACO)



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

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


Coasts and Small Islands

- Youth Visioning for Island Living initiative

  • Tonga National Canoe Festival More
  • Traditional Treasures: Preserving and reviving the Niuean language More
  • On the Spot Radio Program More


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