25/10/2021

VANUATU HAS SIGNED THE KWON-GESH GLOBAL YOUTH PLEDGE

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 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.

Little Ms. Kalsakau posing with Vanuatu PM after the signing of Kwon Gesh Youth Pledge in New York. Photo/Ralph Regenvanu

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.