Rising Tides: An Interview with Aunese and Sunema Simati

Tuvalu is a small nation of islands near Fiji with a combined population of about 10,000 people. Internal flooding, loss of vegetation, and the threat of devastating tropical storms are just some of the issues that its people face today. The Pacific nation is one of the first countries in the world to see its livelihood threatened due to these problems. Tuvalu's Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), Aunese Makoi Simati and his wife, Sunema Pie Simati, sat down with the Journal to discuss some of the challenges their nation faces and their hopes for the future.

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Aunese Makoi Simati
Sunema Pie Simati
February 01, 2015