His Excellency Charles Angelo Savarin, President of the Commonwealth of Dominica addressed the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly last evening where he highlighted Dominica’s progress towards the achievement of climate resilience and Agenda 2030, notwithstanding its many inherent challenges.
The General Debate of the UNGA is the annual meeting of Heads of State and Government of the 193 UN Member States, during a high-level week at the beginning of every General Assembly session. It is usually the first debate of the session, and the highlight of the UN year.
Speaking under the theme, “A watershed moment: transformative solutions to interlocking challenges” President Savarin addressed the impact of the climate crisis on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) including Dominica.
He challenged the international community to go beyond promises of support to SIDS in the fight against climate change and provide the necessary support which allows implementation of suitable policies to meet the sustainable development goals.
He went on call on developed nations to make the commitment to provide the necessary funding to enable small states to become resilient through accessible grants.