Scoop World, 11th July 2018
PIANGO Appeals on "Pacific Predicament"of Climate Displacement at UN Global Migration Compact Negotiations
11th July 2018 (For Immediate Release)
(New York, USA) ----- The Pacific Islands Association of NGOs (PIANGO) today appealed to intergovernmental negotiators at the United Nations that the predicament of Pacific islands states in dealing with climate vulnerability and displacement be included in the proposed global compact on migration.
Speaking at a session in New York earlier today, PIANGO executive director, Emele Duituturaga, expressed urgency on the vulnerable situation of Pacific small island states to the sudden onset of disasters and slow onset of climate change and resulting climate displacement be included in the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (GCM).