Promoting action to build resilient and sustainable island communities

UN Oceans Conference: Our Oceans, Our Islands, Our Future

Date: 5 to 9 June 2017
Location: United Nations Oceans Conference, UN Headquarters, New York City
Strategic Priority: Building resilient and sustainable island communities

 

President of the General Assembly meets Vice President Vincent Meriton of Seychelles

 “The voyage to a resilient and sustainable future is not one that is taken alone, but by a movement of cities, states, islands and countries working together to shape the future we want.” 

H.E. Tommy E. Remengesau Jr., President of Palau

With the leadership of H.E. Tommy E. Remengesau Jr., President of Palau, H.E. Vincent Meriton, Vice-President of Seychelles, The Hon. Kedrick Pickering, Deputy Premier of the British Virgin Islands, Ambassador Spencer Thomas of Grenada alongside Global Island Partnership members and friends the Partnership coordinated a series of events that demonstrated the leadership of islands united in strong partnerships to implement Sustainable Development Goal 14 and support strong outcomes for the UN Oceans Conference held in New York at the United Nations.

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Speeches

  • H.E. Tommy E. Remengesau Jr., President of Palau (Representing the Leaders of the Global Island Partnership)

  • Mr. Miguel de Serpa Soares, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel

  • Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu, Under-Secretary-General and High-Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States

  • Mr. Yōhei Sasakawa, Chairman of the Nippon Foundation