The Republic of Ireland and the Marshall Islands call on governments at the United General Assembly to pledge to include young people in climate policy creation.
The Kwon Gesh Youth Pledge launched on Saturday refers to “solemn duty” symbolising the duty this generation owes to the next generation.
Vanuatu has signed the Kwon-Gesh #GlobalYouthPledge to involve youth in implementing the Paris Agreement: signed by PM Charlot Salwai and 5 y.o. Leilani Kalsakau who affixed her thumb print #HighAmbitionCoalition #ClimateActionSummit pic.twitter.com/w2Weo7jbHO— Ralph Regenvanu (@RRegenvanu) September 22, 2019
Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai Tabismasmas attended the high level meeting and was there to sign the Kwon-Gesh Global Youth Pledge with 5 year old Leilani Kalsakau on behalf of Vanuatu.
The signing acknowledges that, Vanuatu should, when taking action to address climate change, respect, promote and consider their respective obligations on youth, as well as intergenerational equity.