“I just came from the Solomon Islands yesterday, a thousand islands, some of which could be wiped out if we don’t make the right choices. The Pacific Islands across the entire Pacific are vulnerable to climate change. And just yesterday, I saw with my own eyes what sea level rise would do to parts of it: It would be devastating.
Fulbright Scholarship recipient Lisepa is heading off to Notre Dame for a Master's in Human Rights Law. The photo also includes the new head of our Political/Economic Section, Nathan Carter, who recently joined us from the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi
'History shows that nations that uphold the rights of their people -- including the freedom of religion -- are ultimately more just and more peaceful and more successful. Nations that do not uphold these rights sow the bitter seeds of instability and violence and extremism.' President Barack Obama
News from the Embassy
Consul, Leah George and Vice Consul, Sarah J. Cranston will travel to Tongatapu and Vava'u from October 6-10, 2014 to attend to consular affairs for Tongan (LNIV) and American citizens.
More than 1,000 U.S. colleges and universities offer programs leading to a graduate degree. How is higher education in the U.S. different from other countries? Find out here, part of the new publication, "Study in the USA."
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