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PERMANENT MISSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU TO THE UNITED NATIONS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
3 FEBRUARY 2014

NEW YORK—On Tuesday, February 4th 2014, Palau’s President, H.E. Tommy Remengesau Jr., will deliver a keynote address to the United Nations on a way forward towards healthy oceans and seas.

In his address, President Remengesau will discuss his intention to close Palau’s waters to commercial fishing and will revisit his call in September for a stand alone UN Sustainable Development Goal on oceans and seas. He will also highlight the need for new, innovative partnerships to help monitor Palau’s territory and prepare and respond to extreme weather disasters like Bopha and Haiyan.

President Remengesau will be joined by H.E. Andrea Orlando, Italy’s Minister of Environment and Protection of Land and Sea, H.E. Tony DeBrum, Minister in Assistance to the President of the Marshall Islands, Mr. David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, as well as a number of United Nations ambassadors, financial intuitions, and civil society.

The Open Discussion with President Remengesau will take place in the United Nations ECOSOC Chamber from 4pm to 6pm.

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