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Pacific Islands pass U.N. resolution on climate change and security
3 june 2009


H.E. Ms. Marlene Moses, Ambassador for Nauru and PSIDS Chair, introduced the resolution.
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  Nauru  
  Fiji   
  Palau
  Marshall Islands  
  Samoa  
  Solomon Islands  
  Tuvalu
  CARICOM (Haiti)  
  Maldives  

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  Arab States (Bahrain)     
  Argentina    
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  China    
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  Iceland      
  Indonesia     
  Japan     
  New Zealand      
  Switzerland    
  United States      
  Venezuela    

The General Assembly of the United Nations unanimously passed a resolution urging the relevant organs of the U.N. to intensify their efforts to address the security implications of climate change, including sea-level rise. The passage of the resolution marks the culmination of a year-long campaign by a coalition of Pacific small island developing states (PSIDS) to focus the attention of the international community on the security aspects of climate change and to refer the issue to the Security Council. Though international organizations and many governments have been examining the link between climate change and security issues, this is the first time that the full U.N. General Assembly has made the connection in this type of formal instrument.

For a more detailed description, please read the full Islands First press release. The full text of the resolution can be viewed here or downloaded at www.un.org/en/documents. It is contained in document A/63/L.8/Rev.1. You can also find out more at the links listed below.

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