President of Seychelles reminds UN General Assembly of needs of small island states
The President of Seychelles, Danny Faure, called for a new economic model that takes the specific needs of small island states into consideration in his address at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, State House said on Tuesday.
Faure drew the Assembly’s attention to the theme of the 73rd session ‘Making the United Nations Relevant to All People: Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies.’
He said that sustainable societies held a particular resonance with islanders who live the stark realities of unpredictable weather patterns every day. Faure used the opportunity to advocate for a specific vulnerability and resilience index for small islands developing states to better reflect the realities facing them.