Tokelau Calls for Translating Words into Action

Majuro, 7 October 2014
Tokelau and Marshall Island Meeting Strengthens Relationship
The Ulu o Tokelau, Aliki Faipule Kuresa Nasau took the opportunity to meet with the President of Marshall Island, Christopher Loeak. The meeting coverred common ground by both nations on how to best approach climate change issues. Both nations are also members of the Coalition of Atoll Nations on Climate Change, CANCC.
The meeting has strengthened the two nations' relationships, looking to further develop those. It took place in the Marshall Islands while the Ulu o Tokelau was attending the 25th SPREP meeting.

(L-R) Tokelau Economic Development, Natural Resources and Environment Director, Mika Perez; President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Christopher Loeak; Ulu o Tokelau, Kuresa Nasau; Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Tony De Brum; and Tokelau Office General Manager, Jovilisi Suveinakama.

The Ulu o Tokelau, Aliki Faipule Kuresa Nasau called for action in his statement during the High-Level Ministerial Segment at the 25th Annual SPREP Meeting in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
He highlighted that our Pacific ocean is the biggest of all resources; the largest ocean in the world. Climate change will affect the ecosystem and eventually all its communities.
Sustainable development of communities against the threat of climate change is critical and urgent. The region has conveyed its sentiments of frustration in endlessly exploring how to access funds.
He further stated the importance of a collective voice from the region to call upon the global community. Development partners were needed to translate funds for climate change from words into action.
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