RAMSI’s regional nature is its core underlying strength with the mission benefiting from the diverse cultures and experience of the contributing members. Since the arrival of RAMSI in 2003, thousands of police, military and civilian personnel from across the region have served with RAMSI and worked side by side with Solomon Islanders.
From the time Nauru joined RAMSI in 2003, officers from the Nauru Police Force have provided valuable support to the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force, through their participation in the Participating Police Force. They are strong believers in working with the community to encourage good relationships with local police and to build awareness of the value of police work in Solomon Islands.
Nauru is an island republic in the Pacific Ocean, 42 kilometres south of the Equator. A raised, fossilised coral atoll, Nauru is one of three great phosphate rock islands in the Pacific Ocean – the other two being Banaba (Ocean Island) in Kiribati and Makatea in French Polynesia. Nauru has a total land area of 21 square kilometres, making it one of the world’s smallest independent, democratic states
Nauru has a population of approximately 10,000 people, most of whom are indigenous Nauruans of predominantly Micronesian origin. Non-Nauruans are principally other Pacific Islanders, Chinese, Australian and Filipino expatriates.