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UN focused on addressing climate change in the region

February 12, 2018 7:25 pm

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein says Fiji should continue to build momentum of its international leadership on climate change by ratifying the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

“Those who have contributed the least to climate change are suffering the most and must be meaningful participants in and the primary beneficiaries of climate change action. Climate resilience, climate justice and human rights are key priorities for our regional office and we look forward to working closely with Fiji on them.”

He also urged Fiji to ratify the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights which will help the country address climate change issues.

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He made the comments at a press conference yesterday afternoon at the conclusion of his official visit to Fiji.

The UN High Commissioner is expected to release a country report on his inaugural visit in the coming months.

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