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Posted on Sustainabilitank.info on August 15th, 2008
by Pincas Jawetz (pj@sustainabilitank.info)

The 14 UN Member States belonging to the group of PACIFIC SIDS, have really had it with the UN Security Council that just talks about climate change being a security issue in the abstract, while these Island-States are getting lost to the sea-rise effect of global warming. The people of Kiribati are already abandoning their homeland and moving to New Zealand. Many islands are in danger of similar extinction.

The PACIFIC SIDS are appealing now directly to the NGOs and there will be a meeting, at the UN, Friday August 15, 2008 10 am. To be allowed into the UN compound – one can call the Mission of Tonga at 917-369-1025.

The 14 States are: Cook Islands, Federated State of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, The Kingdom of Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.

The 14 States, backed also by Canada, Maldives, Philippines, and Seychelles, have prepared a draft resolution to the UN General Assembly, thus by-passing the UN Security Council.

The title of the resolution is: “THE THREAT OF CLIMATE CHANGE TO INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY.”

Thirteen out of the 14 States are in the following map – missing is Palau, that became independent in a special Compact relationship with the US after this map was prepared. Palau is Located South-West of Micronesia – North of Papua New Guinea – a little off this map.

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