Address by President Peter Christian United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 Plenary Session 

New York, 5 June 2017

Mr. Secretary-General,
President of the General Assembly,
Distinguished Leaders, Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

May I first offer my heartfelt condolences to the peoples and governments of Afghanistan and of the United Kingdom for the recent barbaric attacks against them, and also to peoples around the world who continue to suffer threats and pains from acts of terrorism, including domestic violence.

Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,

I start my remarks today with my conclusion. On behalf of the people of Micronesia I ask that we recommit ourselves to do what is right, become more bold and tempered in our resolve to push on to preserve and save the Oceans. Many, if not all, small Pacific Island countries depend on the ocean’s rich resources for our sustenance and as a vital source for our nation building.