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A Guide to the United States' History of Recognition, Diplomatic, and Consular Relations, by Country, since 1776: Nauru

Summary

After several colonial and military occupations, Nauru became a United Nations trust territory following World War II. The country achieved independence in 1968, and several years later the United States accredited its Ambassador to Australia to also serve Nauru. The United States does not have an embassy in the Yaren District; today, the U.S. Ambassador to Fiji is accredited to Nauru.

Modern Flag of Nauru

Modern Flag of Nauru

Recognition

U.S. Recognition of Nauru, 1976.

The United States recognized Nauru on October 24, 1976, when U.S. Ambassador to Australia Marshall Green presented his credentials to Nauru; he remained resident at Canberra.

Diplomatic Relations

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations, 1976.

Diplomatic relations were established on October 24, 1976, when U.S. Ambassador to Australia Marshall Green presented his credentials to Nauru; he remained resident at Canberra.

Accreditation of U.S. Ambassador to Nauru changed from Canberra to Suva, 1996.

On April 24, 1996, U.S. Ambassador to Fiji Don L. Gevirtz presented his credentials; he remained resident at Suva.

Resources

  • Department of State Country Fact Sheet: Nauru