{“en”:”The low-lying island nation, Tuvalu, in the Pacific Ocean is particularly susceptible to higher sea levels caused by climate change.”,”sw”:”Tuvalu ambalo ni taifa la kisiwa kwenye bahari ya Pasifiki liko ukanda wa chini na hatarini zaidi kuzama kut

The United Nations and the Pacific Islands Forum are close partners
across the international agenda, as
we support your peacebuilding
efforts, your implementation of the
2030 Agenda for Sustainable
Development, and so much else.
But today I am here to focus on two
fundamental challenges for your
region and for our world: first, the
increasingly severe impacts of
climate change, and second, the
deepening threats to the world’s
oceans and seas. As you know all too well, the
Pacific region is on the frontline
of climate change.
That means you are also our important
allies in the fight against it
In the days ahead, I will also visit
Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
I am here to see the region’s climate
pressures firsthand, and to learn
about the work being undertaken by
communities here in Fiji and
elsewhere to bolster resilience.

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