Small island nations urge UN General Assembly to act to save their very existence
Leaders of low-lying island States threatened with being flooded out of existence by rising seas again took to the podium of the United Nations General Assembly today to appeal for urgent action even as the Paris Agreement moves forward to counter climate change.
“The futures of the most vulnerable, like my people and my country, are at stake,” President Taneti Maamau of Kiribati told the Assembly’s annual general debate on its third day. “We need a major change of global mind-set, a major change in global development pathways, and a major global change in ways we do business. We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.