FSM Ambassador on ICJ Advisory opinion on the obligations of States in respect of climate change

March 29, 2023 (New York, FSMUN) – Ambassador Lippwe today delivered a group statement on behalf of the Pacific SIDS, following the adoption of the draft resolution to request an Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice on legal obligations in respect of climate change.

In the statement, the Ambassador noted that the “resolution is yet another marker that multilateralism is still one of our most effective tools to solve the problems we have together”. He also noted that today’s adoption of the process. He called on all states and stakeholders to begin preparing for the next phase of submissions.

FSM is part of a core group of 18 countries from all regions of the world with FSM, Samoa and Vanuatu representing the 3 Pacific subregions. The group held over 50 meetings to strengthen the draft and to broaden support. A total of 132 countries have announced their support and sponsored the draft, a two-thirds majority of members of the United Nations. The General Assembly adopted it today by consensus.

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