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Saumatua pushes regional agenda

Dawn Gibson
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

FIJI'S Environment Minister Colonel Samuela Saumatua has stressed the need for world leaders to consider the importance of small island states that deal with the impact of climate change.

This message was presented at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council/Global Ministerial Forum in Kenya last week.

The minister said given the vulnerable nature of small island states, it was important that support efforts be considered for the Pacific Islands.

"Fiji supports the need to strengthen UNEP's co-ordination mandate within the UN system and also with member countries," Col. Saumatua stated.

In an Information Ministry statement, the government said inclusiveness was key at such international meets.

"The needs of small island states including Pacific island states must always be included in decision-making processes dealing with climate change and sustainable development," Col. Saumatua said.





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