P.M. Tuilaepa on his way to U.N. General Assembly

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa'ilele Malielegaoi is on his way to New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly.

He will join other world leaders representing the 193 member states of the organization in the U.S., with their discussions at the summit to revolve around the theme "galvanizing multilateral efforts for poverty eradication, quality education, climate action and inclusion".

The five-day program includes the Climate Action Summit, High-level meeting on universal health coverage, Sustainable Development Goals Summit, High-level dialogue on Financing for Development, High-level meeting to commemorate and promote International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons and the High-level midterm review of the Samoa Pathway.

Every year in September, all the Members meet in this unique forum at Headquarters in New York for the General Assembly session. The general debate of the U.N. General Assembly opens on Tuesday, September 24. 

The Climate Action Summit 2019 will discuss the impact of climate change globally and its adverse effects on populations around the world.

“Climate change is disrupting national economies, costing us dearly today and even more tomorrow. But there is a growing recognition that affordable, scalable solutions are available now that will enable us all to leapfrog to cleaner, more resilient economies,” report said.

“Global emissions are reaching record levels and show no sign of peaking. The last four years were the four hottest on record, and winter temperatures in the Arctic have risen by 3°C since 1990. Sea levels are rising, coral reefs are dying, and we are starting to see the life-threatening impact of climate change on health, through air pollution, heatwaves and risks to food security.”

The latest analysis shows that if nations act now, it can reduce carbon emissions within 12 years and hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C and even, as asked by the latest science, to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

U.N. Secretary-General, António Guterres, appealed to world leaders to have concrete and realistic plans to enhance their nationally determined contributions by 2020, in line with reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 45 per cent over the next decade, and to net zero emissions by 2050.

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