UN chief highlights Suriname’s action against climate change

UNITED NATIONS, July 2 (Prensa Latina) Today, the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, highlighted the work being done by the government and people of Suriname to address problems such as the effects of climate change and build a sustainable future.

Via his official Twitter account, the highest representative of the United Nations shared moments from his schedule Saturday in that region, as he arrived tomorrow to participate in the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

Guterres held a press conference with the President of Suriname, Chan Santokhi, in which they reviewed the challenges facing the Caribbean countries.

“Our world needs the political will and solidarity to make the difference. The Portuguese diplomat said in the meeting with the media that Suriname and the Caribbean are leading the way forward.”

With every hour of weather fluctuation, the pulse of the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is getting weaker and weaker, he said.

Similarly, the Minister noted that Suriname is a leader in the protection of biodiversity, including the rehabilitation of mangroves and ecosystems that protect against harsh weather.

He stressed that today the Secretary-General of the United Nations met with representatives of indigenous peoples, a community that has not contributed to climate change, but is currently among the most affected.

Another meeting was held with members of agricultural cooperatives run by indigenous men and women with the support of the United Nations.

Tomorrow the highest representative of the multilateral organization will attend the opening ceremony of CARICOM Heads of Government Conference.

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In addition, he has scheduled a meeting with the President of Suriname and other high-ranking local authorities.

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