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A&B leads ‘historic’ OAS declaration urging funds to fight climate change


(Antigua Observer) An historic ‘first’ was recorded at the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) when 20 countries from the Caribbean and Central America issued a joint declaration calling on international financial and development institutions to prioritise the provision of funds and resources to help them address climate change.

The original declaration was drafted by Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States and the OAS, Sir Ronald Sanders, who also presented it on behalf of the 20 nations after securing unanimous support.

Ambassador Sanders said never before had the countries joined together at the OAS to express their shared concern about the evident heating-up of the planet.

“Now, they have not only let the world know of their joint worry, but they have also collectively called for action,” Sir Ronald said.

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