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Basic Facts

  • Population: 1,647 (2019)
  • Land area: 12.2 km²
  • Exclusive economic zone: 318,990 km²

Listing as a Non-Self-Governing Territory

Tokelau has been on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories since 1946, following the declaration of the intention by New Zealand to transmit information on the Tokelau Islands under Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations.

  • See General Assembly resolution 66 (I) of 14 December 1946

Administering Power

New Zealand

United Nations-related action

The General Assembly adopts on an annual basis a resolution on Tokelau. Please visit the Documents page for past General Assembly resolutions on Tokelau from 2008.

United Nations Secretariat annual working papers on Tokelau issued since 2008 are also available on the Documents page.


Government of Tokelau

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand


(Last updated: 10 May 2022)