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Marshall Islands

H.E. Mr. Christopher J. Loeak H.E. Mr. Christopher J. Loeak H.E. Mr. Christopher J. LoeakH.E. Mr. Christopher J. Loeak H.E. Mr. Christopher J. LoeakH.E. Mr. Christopher J. LoeakH.E. Mr. Christopher J. Loeak H.E. Mr. Christopher J. Loeak H.E. Mr. Christopher J. Loeak H.E. Mr. Christopher J. Loeak
President of the Republic Marshall Islands President of the Republic Marshall IslandsPresident of the Republic Marshall Islands President of the Republic Marshall IslandsPresident of the Republic Marshall IslandsPresident of the Republic Marshall Islands President of the Republic Marshall Islands President of the Republic Marshall IslandsPresident of the Republic Marshall IslandsPresident of the Republic Marshall IslandsPresident of the Republic Marshall IslandsPresident of the Republic Marshall Islands President of the Republic Marshall IslandsPresident of the Republic Marshall Islands President of the Republic Marshall Islands President of the Republic Marshall Islands President of the Republic Marshall Islands President of the Republic Marshall Islands President of the Republic Marshall Islands President of the Republic Marshall Islands President of the Republic Marshall IslandsPresident of the Republic Marshall Islands
3rd UN Conference on Small Island Developing States UN Conference on Small Island Developing States UN Conference on Small Island Developing StatesUN Conference on Small Island Developing StatesUN Conference on Small Island Developing StatesUN Conference on Small Island Developing StatesUN Conference on Small Island Developing StatesUN Conference on Small Island Developing StatesUN Conference on Small Island Developing States UN Conference on Small Island Developing States UN Conference on Small Island Developing StatesUN Conference on Small Island Developing States UN Conference on Small Island Developing States UN Conference on Small Island Developing States UN Conference on Small Island Developing StatesUN Conference on Small Island Developing States UN Conference on Small Island Developing States UN Conference on Small Island Developing States UN Conference on Small Island Developing States UN Conference on Small Island Developing States UN Conference on Small Island Developing States UN Conference on Small Island Developing StatesUN Conference on Small Island Developing States
Apia, Samoa Apia, Samoa Apia, Samoa Apia, Samoa
1 September 2014 1 September 20141 September 20141 September 2014 1 September 20141 September 20141 September 20141 September 20141 September 2014
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It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and It is my sincere honor to bring you the warm greetings of Iakwe from people and Government of overnment of overnment of overnment of overnment of the Rep the Republic of the Marshall Islands. ublic of the Marshall Islands. ublic of the Marshall Islands. ublic of the Marshall Islands. ublic of the Marshall Islands. ublic of the Marshall Islands. ublic of the Marshall Islands. ublic of the Marshall Islands. ublic of the Marshall Islands. ublic of the Marshall Islands.
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Independent State Samoa, to His Ex cellency Ban Ki Moon, cellency Ban Ki Moon, cellency Ban Ki Moon, cellency Ban Ki Moon, cellency Ban Ki Moon, cellency Ban Ki Moon, cellency Ban Ki Moon, cellency Ban Ki Moon, cellency Ban Ki Moon, cellency Ban Ki Moon, cellency Ban Ki Moon, SecretarySecretarySecretarySecretary Secretary SecretarySecretary-General o General oGeneral oGeneral oGeneral oGeneral o f the United Nations, and to all of participants who have joined us this week in f the United Nations, and to all of participants who have joined us this week in f the United Nations, and to all of participants who have joined us this week in f the United Nations, and to all of participants who have joined us this week in f the United Nations, and to all of participants who have joined us this week in f the United Nations, and to all of participants who have joined us this week in f the United Nations, and to all of participants who have joined us this week in f the United Nations, and to all 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joined us this week in Samoa, and in the Pacific.Samoa, and in the Pacific.Samoa, and in the Pacific. Samoa, and in the Pacific. Samoa, and in the Pacific. Samoa, and in the Pacific. Samoa, and in the Pacific.Samoa, and in the Pacific.Samoa, and in the Pacific. Samoa, and in the Pacific.
This meeting marks a key milestone for small island nations This meeting marks a key milestone for small island nations This meeting marks a key milestone for small island nations This meeting marks a key milestone for small island nations This meeting marks a key milestone for small island nations This meeting marks a key milestone for small island nations This meeting marks a key milestone for small island nations This meeting marks a key milestone for small island nations This meeting marks a key milestone for small island nations This meeting marks a key milestone for small island nations This meeting marks a key milestone for small island nations This meeting marks a key milestone for small island nations This meeting marks a key milestone for small island nations This meeting marks a key milestone for small island nations This meeting marks a key milestone for small island nations This meeting marks a key milestone for small island nations This meeting marks a key milestone for small island nations This meeting marks a key milestone for small island nations This meeting marks a key milestone for small island nations This meeting marks a key milestone for small island nations This meeting marks a key milestone for small island nations This meeting marks a key milestone for small island nations – we are rising, in our own right, as vocal we are rising, in our own right, as vocal we are rising, in our own right, as vocalwe are rising, in our own right, as vocalwe are rising, in our own right, as vocal we are rising, in our own right, as vocal we are rising, in our own right, as vocal we are rising, in our own right, as vocal we are rising, in our own right, as vocalwe are rising, in our own right, as vocal we are rising, in our own right, as vocalwe are rising, in our own right, as vocalwe are rising, in our own right, as vocal and influentialand influential and influential and influentialand influential actors on the global stactors on the global stactors on the global st actors on the global st actors on the global st actors on the global st actors on the global stactors on the global st ageage , and and we are ready to take control of our destiny. We we are ready to take control of our destiny. We we are ready to take control of our destiny. We we are ready to take control of our destiny. We we are ready to take control of our destiny. We we are ready to take control of our destiny. We we are ready to take control of our destiny. We we are ready to take control of our destiny. We we are ready to take control of our destiny. We we are ready to take control of our destiny. We we are ready to take control of our destiny. We we are ready to take control of our destiny. We we are ready to take control of our destiny. We we are ready to take control of our destiny. We we are ready to take control of our destiny. We we are ready to take control of our destiny. We we are ready to take control of our destiny. We we are ready to take control of our destiny. We we are ready to take control of our destiny. We we are ready to take control of our destiny. We we are ready to take control of our destiny. We we are ready to take control of our destiny. We areare no longer th longer thlonger th e passive passive passive passive recipients of recipients of recipients of recipients of recipients of recipients of the world’s the world’s the world’s assistanceassistance assistance assistance, but rather the drivers of our own sustainable , but rather the drivers of our own sustainable , but rather the drivers of our own sustainable , but rather the drivers of our own sustainable , but rather the drivers of our own sustainable , but rather the drivers of our own sustainable , but rather the drivers of our own sustainable , but rather the drivers of our own sustainable development, reflecting the true aspirations development, reflecting the true aspirations development, reflecting the true aspirations development, reflecting the true aspirationsdevelopment, reflecting the true aspirations development, reflecting the true aspirations development, reflecting the true aspirationsdevelopment, reflecting the true aspirations development, reflecting the true aspirationsdevelopment, reflecting the true aspirationsdevelopment, reflecting the true aspirations development, reflecting the true aspirations development, reflecting the true aspirations development, reflecting the true aspirations development, reflecting the true aspirationsdevelopment, reflecting the true aspirations development, reflecting the true aspirations of our people of our peopleof our people of our people .
Excellencies, Excellencies,Excellencies,Excellencies, Excellencies,Excellencies, Excellencies,
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Our international partnerships need to be better Our international partnerships need to be better Our international partnerships need to be better Our international partnerships need to be better Our international partnerships need to be better Our international partnerships need to be better Our international partnerships need to be better Our international partnerships need to be better Our international partnerships need to be better Our international partnerships need to be better Our international partnerships need to be better Our international partnerships need to be better Our international partnerships need to be better Our international partnerships need to be better Our international partnerships need to be better tailored to reflect these realities. “One size fits all” appr tailored to reflect these realities. “One size fits all” appr tailored to reflect these realities. “One size fits all” appr tailored to reflect these realities. “One size fits all” appr tailored to 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sometimes as a result of sometimes as a result of sometimes as a result of sometimes as a result of sometimes as a result of categorizations that fail to evaluate, reveal and properly take into account our unique characteristics categorizations that fail to evaluate, reveal and properly take into account our unique characteristics categorizations that fail to evaluate, reveal and properly take into account our unique characteristics categorizations that fail to evaluate, reveal and properly take into account our unique characteristics categorizations that fail to evaluate, reveal and properly take into account our unique characteristics categorizations that fail to evaluate, reveal and properly take into account our unique characteristics categorizations that fail to evaluate, reveal and properly take into account our unique characteristics categorizations that fail to evaluate, reveal and properly take into account our unique characteristics categorizations that fail to evaluate, 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fail to evaluate, reveal and properly take into account our unique characteristics categorizations that fail to evaluate, reveal and properly take into account our unique characteristics and true economic vulnerabilities, are often counterproductive. As a starting point, we need to and true economic vulnerabilities, are often counterproductive. As a starting point, we need to and true economic vulnerabilities, are often counterproductive. As a starting point, we need to and true economic vulnerabilities, are often counterproductive. As a starting point, we need to and true economic vulnerabilities, are often counterproductive. As a starting point, we need to and true economic vulnerabilities, are often counterproductive. As a starting point, we need to and true economic vulnerabilities, are often counterproductive. As a starting point, we need to and true economic vulnerabilities, are often counterproductive. As a starting point, we need to and true economic vulnerabilities, are often counterproductive. As a starting point, we need to and true economic vulnerabilities, are often counterproductive. As a starting point, we need to and true economic vulnerabilities, are often counterproductive. As a starting point, we need to and true economic vulnerabilities, are often counterproductive. As a starting point, we need to and true economic vulnerabilities, are often counterproductive. As a starting point, we need to and true economic vulnerabilities, are often counterproductive. As a starting point, we need to and true economic vulnerabilities, are often counterproductive. As a starting point, we need to and true economic vulnerabilities, are often counterproductive. As a starting point, we need to and true economic vulnerabilities, are often counterproductive. As a starting point, we need to and true economic vulnerabilities, are often counterproductive. As a starting point, we need to and true economic vulnerabilities, are often counterproductive. As a starting point, we need to and true economic vulnerabilities, are often counterproductive. As a starting point, we need to and true economic vulnerabilities, are often counterproductive. As a starting point, we need to and true economic vulnerabilities, are often counterproductive. As a starting point, we need to and true economic vulnerabilities, are often counterproductive. As a starting point, we need to and true economic vulnerabilities, are often counterproductive. As a starting point, we need to and true economic vulnerabilities, are often counterproductive. As a starting point, we need to and true economic vulnerabilities, are often counterproductive. As a starting point, we need to and true economic vulnerabilities, are often counterproductive. As a starting point, we need to and true economic vulnerabilities, are often counterproductive. As a starting point, we need to and true economic vulnerabilities, are often counterproductive. As a starting point, we need to and true economic vulnerabilities, are often counterproductive. As a starting point, we need to and true economic vulnerabilities, are often counterproductive. As a starting point, we need to and true economic vulnerabilities, are often counterproductive. As a starting point, we need to improv improv e, at every step , at every step , at every step, at every step, at every step in the pipeline in the pipeline in the pipeline – the management, capacity, access and effectiveness of th the management, capacity, access and effectiveness of th the management, capacity, access and effectiveness of th the management, capacity, access and effectiveness of th the management, capacity, access and effectiveness of ththe management, capacity, access and effectiveness of ththe management, capacity, access and effectiveness of ththe management, capacity, access and effectiveness of ththe management, capacity, access and effectiveness of th the management, capacity, access and effectiveness of ththe management, capacity, access and effectiveness of th the management, capacity, access and effectiveness of ththe management, capacity, access and effectiveness of ththe management, capacity, access and effectiveness of ththe management, capacity, access and effectiveness of th the management, capacity, access and effectiveness of th the management, capacity, access and effectiveness of ththe management, capacity, access and effectiveness of ththe management, capacity, access and effectiveness of ththe management, capacity, access and effectiveness of ththe management, capacity, access and effectiveness of th the management, capacity, access and effectiveness of th the management, capacity, access and effectiveness of th the management, capacity, access and effectiveness of th e partnerships and assistance partnerships and assistance partnerships and assistance partnerships and assistance partnerships and assistancepartnerships and assistance partnerships and assistance partnerships and assistance already already already already already already already on offer on offeron offer on offer. I hope . I hope . I hope . I hope . I hope – and expect and expect and expect and expect and expect and expect – that the follow that the follow -up efforts in this up efforts in this up efforts in this up efforts in this up efforts in this up efforts in this conference will provide me, conference will provide me, conference will provide me, conference will provide me, conference will provide me, conference will provide me, conference will provide me, conference will provide me, conference will provide me, conference will provide me, my fellow Leaders and our small island communitmy fellow Leaders and our small island communitmy fellow Leaders and our small island communit my fellow Leaders and our small island communitmy fellow Leaders and our small island communit my fellow Leaders and our small island communit my fellow Leaders and our small island communitmy fellow Leaders and our small island communitmy fellow Leaders and our small island communitmy fellow Leaders and our small island communitmy fellow Leaders and our small island communitmy fellow Leaders and our small island communit my fellow Leaders and our small island communit my fellow Leaders and our small island communit my fellow Leaders and our small island communit my fellow Leaders and our small island communitmy fellow Leaders and our small island communit my fellow Leaders and our small island communit my fellow Leaders and our small island communit ies with the performance with the performance with the performance with the performance with the performance with the performance with the performance with the performance “report card” we “report card” we “report card” we “report card” we “report card” we “report card” we “report card” we “report card” we “report card” we need and need and need and need and need and need and seek. seek.seek.
Excellencies, Excellencies, Excellencies, Excellencies, Excellencies, Excellencies, Excellencies,
It is well within It is well within It is well within It is well within It is well within It is well within our reach to turn threach to turn threach to turn threach to turn threach to turn th reach to turn th ese opportunities into gains for our people byese opportunities into gains for our people by ese opportunities into gains for our people by ese opportunities into gains for our people by ese opportunities into gains for our people by ese opportunities into gains for our people byese opportunities into gains for our people by ese opportunities into gains for our people by ese opportunities into gains for our people byese opportunities into gains for our people by ese opportunities into gains for our people by ese opportunities into gains for our people by ese opportunities into gains for our people byese opportunities into gains for our people by ese opportunities into gains for our people by kick starting our starting our starting our starting our own own economieseconomieseconomies economieseconomies, and building self , and building self , and building self , and building self, and building self , and building self -sufficiency sufficiency sufficiencysufficiency sufficiency, primarily , primarily , primarily by ensurensur ensuring the ing the ing the true sustainability of true sustainability of true sustainability of true sustainability of true sustainability of true sustainability of true sustainability of true sustainability of our oceans oceans oceans oceans oceans and and precious marine resources precious marine resourcesprecious marine resources precious marine resourcesprecious marine resources precious marine resourcesprecious marine resources precious marine resources precious marine resourcesprecious marine resourcesprecious marine resources. This . This wa s the strong message the strong messagethe strong message the strong messagethe strong message in our recent Pacific Islands Forum our recent Pacific Islands Forum our recent Pacific Islands Forum our recent Pacific Islands Forum our recent Pacific Islands Forum our recent Pacific Islands Forum our recent Pacific Islands Forum our recent Pacific Islands Forum our recent Pacific Islands Forum our recent Pacific Islands Forum our recent Pacific Islands Forum our recent Pacific Islands Forum our recent Pacific Islands Forum our recent Pacific Islands Forum Declaration in Palau.eclaration in Palau.eclaration in Palau. eclaration in Palau.eclaration in Palau. eclaration in Palau. eclaration in Palau.eclaration in Palau.
The Pacific is home to over half of the world's commercial tuna The Pacific is home to over half of the world's commercial tuna The Pacific is home to over half of the world's commercial tuna The Pacific is home to over half of the world's commercial tuna The Pacific is home to over half of the world's commercial tuna The Pacific is home to over half of the world's commercial tuna The Pacific is home to over half of the world's commercial tuna The Pacific is home to over half of the world's commercial tuna The Pacific is home to over half of the world's commercial tuna The Pacific is home to over half of the world's commercial tuna The Pacific is home to over half of the world's commercial tuna The Pacific is home to over half of the world's commercial tuna The Pacific is home to over half of the world's commercial tuna The Pacific is home to over half of the world's commercial tuna The Pacific is home to over half of the world's commercial tuna The Pacific is home to over half of the world's commercial tuna The Pacific is home to over half of the world's commercial tuna The Pacific is home to over half of the world's commercial tuna The Pacific is home to over half of the world's commercial tuna The Pacific is home to over half of the world's commercial tuna The Pacific is home to over half of the world's commercial tuna – a major global food stock, and a major global food stock, and a major global food stock, and a major global food stock, and a major global food stock, and a major global food stock, and a major global food stock, and a major global food stock, and a major global food stock, and a major global food stock, and a fivfiv e billion dollar annual global industry billion dollar annual global industry billion dollar annual global industry billion dollar annual global industry billion dollar annual global industry billion dollar annual global industry billion dollar annual global industry billion dollar annual global industry billion dollar annual global industry billion dollar annual global industry billion dollar annual global industry billion dollar annual global industry billion dollar annual global industry billion dollar annual global industry – in w hich we r hich we rhich we r eel in only a tiny fraction of only a tiny fraction of only a tiny fraction of only a tiny fraction of only a tiny fraction of only a tiny fraction of only a tiny fraction of only a tiny fraction of only a tiny fraction of only a tiny fraction of only a tiny fraction of only a tiny fraction of only a tiny fraction of only a tiny fraction of the economic the economic the economic the economic the economic benefit benefit benefit benefit benefit – only only only a penny on the dollar. The other 99 cents go to foreign fishing nations a penny on the dollar. The other 99 cents go to foreign fishing nations a penny on the dollar. The other 99 cents go to foreign fishing nations a penny on the dollar. The other 99 cents go to foreign fishing nations a penny on the dollar. The other 99 cents go to foreign fishing nations a penny on the dollar. The other 99 cents go to foreign fishing nations a penny on the dollar. The other 99 cents go to foreign fishing nations a penny on the dollar. The other 99 cents go to foreign fishing nations a penny on the dollar. The other 99 cents go to foreign fishing nations a penny on the dollar. The other 99 cents go to foreign fishing nations a penny on the dollar. The other 99 cents go to foreign fishing nations a penny on the dollar. The other 99 cents go to foreign fishing nations a penny on the dollar. The other 99 cents go to foreign fishing nations a penny on the dollar. 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and leading with some of the strongest conservation measures in worldand leading with some of the strongest conservation measures in world and leading with some of the strongest conservation measures in world and leading with some of the strongest conservation measures in worldand leading with some of the strongest conservation measures in world and leading with some of the strongest conservation measures in world and leading with some of the strongest conservation measures in world and leading with some of the strongest conservation measures in world and leading with some of the strongest conservation measures in world and leading with some of the strongest conservation measures in worldand leading with some of the strongest conservation measures in world and leading with some of the strongest conservation measures in world and leading with some of the strongest conservation measures in world and leading with some of the strongest conservation measures in world and leading with some of the strongest conservation measures in world and leading with some of the strongest conservation measures in world and leading with some of the strongest conservation measures in world to ensure sustainability of to ensure sustainability of to ensure sustainability of to ensure sustainability of to ensure sustainability of to ensure sustainability of to ensure sustainability of to ensure sustainability of to ensure sustainability of to ensure sustainability of our stocks into the future our stocks into the future our stocks into the future our stocks into the future our stocks into the future our stocks into the future. A core element . A core element . A core element . A core element . A core element . A core element . A core element . A core element . A core element – and one where we will never yield and one where we will never yield and one where we will never yield and one where we will never yield and one where we will never yield and one where we will never yield and one where we will never yield and one where we will never yield and one where we will never yield and one where we will never yield and one where we will never yield and one where we will never yield and one where we will never yield and one where we will never yield – is the closure of the closure of the closure of certaincertaincertain certain areas, in particular the high seas, to fishing as a condition access our national waters. We areas, in particular the high seas, to fishing as a condition access our national waters. We areas, in particular the high seas, to fishing as a condition access our national waters. We areas, in particular the high seas, to fishing as a condition access our national waters. We areas, in particular the high seas, to fishing as a condition access our national waters. We areas, in particular the high seas, to fishing as a condition access our national waters. We areas, in particular the high seas, to fishing as a condition access our national waters. We areas, in particular the high seas, to fishing as a condition access our national waters. We areas, in particular the high seas, to fishing as a condition access our national waters. We areas, in particular the high seas, to fishing as a condition access our national waters. We areas, in particular the high seas, to fishing as a condition access our national waters. We areas, in particular the high seas, to fishing as a condition access our national waters. We areas, in particular the high seas, to fishing as a condition access our national waters. We areas, in particular the high seas, to fishing as a condition access our national waters. We areas, in particular the high seas, to fishing as a condition access our national waters. We areas, in particular the high seas, to fishing as a condition access our national waters. We areas, in particular the high seas, to fishing as a condition access our national waters. We areas, in particular the high seas, to fishing as a condition access our national waters. We areas, in particular the high seas, to fishing as a condition access our national waters. We areas, in particular the high seas, to fishing as a condition access our national waters. We areas, in particular the high seas, to fishing as a condition access our national waters. We areas, in particular the high seas, to fishing as a condition access our national waters. We areas, in particular the high seas, to fishing as a condition access our national waters. We areas, in particular the high seas, to fishing as a condition access our national waters. We areas, in particular the high seas, to fishing as a condition access our national waters. We areas, in particular the high seas, to fishing as a condition access our national waters. We areas, in particular the high seas, to fishing as a condition access our national waters. We areas, in particular the high seas, to fishing as a condition access our national waters. We areas, in particular the high seas, to fishing as a condition access our national waters. We areas, in particular the high seas, to fishing as a condition access our national waters. We areas, in particular the high seas, to fishing as a condition access our national waters. We areas, in particular the high seas, to fishing as a condition access our national waters. We the Pacific the Pacific the Pacific – the Parties to Nauru Agreement and all Forum Fishery members the Parties to Nauru Agreement and all Forum Fishery members the Parties to Nauru Agreement and all Forum Fishery members the Parties to Nauru Agreement and all Forum Fishery members the Parties to Nauru Agreement and all Forum Fishery members the Parties to Nauru Agreement and all Forum Fishery members the Parties to Nauru Agreement and all Forum Fishery members the Parties to Nauru Agreement and all Forum Fishery members the Parties to Nauru Agreement and all Forum Fishery members the Parties to Nauru Agreement and all Forum Fishery members the Parties to Nauru Agreement and all Forum Fishery members the Parties to Nauru Agreement and all Forum Fishery members the Parties to Nauru Agreement and all Forum Fishery members the Parties to Nauru Agreement and all Forum Fishery members the Parties to Nauru Agreement and all Forum Fishery members the Parties to Nauru Agreement and all Forum Fishery members the Parties to Nauru Agreement and all Forum Fishery members the Parties to Nauru Agreement and all Forum Fishery members the Parties to Nauru Agreement and all Forum Fishery members the Parties to Nauru Agreement and all Forum Fishery members the Parties to Nauru Agreement and all Forum Fishery members the Parties to Nauru Agreement and all Forum Fishery members the Parties to Nauru Agreement and all Forum Fishery members the Parties to Nauru Agreement and all Forum Fishery members – are leading, we are leading, we are leading, we are leading, we are leading, we are leading, we are leading, we are leading, we are leading, we are leading, we are leading, we are leading, we already building new partnerships with the private secalready building new partnerships with the private sec already building new partnerships with the private secalready building new partnerships with the private secalready building new partnerships with the private secalready building new partnerships with the private sec already building new partnerships with the private sec already building new partnerships with the private secalready building new partnerships with the private sec already building new partnerships with the private sec already building new partnerships with the private secalready building new partnerships with the private secalready building new partnerships with the private sec already building new partnerships with the private sec already building new partnerships with the private sec already building new partnerships with the private sec already building new partnerships with the private sec already building new partnerships with the private sec already building new partnerships with the private sec already building new partnerships with the private sector and those nations seeking to join us in tor and those nations seeking to join us in tor and those nations seeking to join us in tor and those nations seeking to join us in tor and those nations seeking to join us in tor and those nations seeking to join us in tor and those nations seeking to join us in tor and those nations seeking to join us in tor and those nations seeking to join us in tor and those nations seeking to join us in tor and those nations seeking to join us in changing the world's sustainable fisherieschanging the world's sustainable fisheries changing the world's sustainable fisherieschanging the world's sustainable fisherieschanging the world's sustainable fisheries changing the world's sustainable fisherieschanging the world's sustainable fisheries changing the world's sustainable fisheries changing the world's sustainable fisherieschanging the world's sustainable fisheries changing the world's sustainable fisherieschanging the world's sustainable fisheries changing the world's sustainable fisheries changing the world's sustainable fisheries changing the world's sustainable fisherieschanging the world's sustainable fisheries.
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Supermarket product managers Supermarket product managers Supermarket product managers Supermarket product managers Supermarket product managers Supermarket product managers Supermarket product managers Supermarket product managers Supermarket product managers Supermarket product managers Supermarket product managers Supermarket product managers Supermarket product managers Supermarket product managers from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, from the European Union, Australia, South Africa, Norway and Australia have urged, with little result, for the commercial industry to follow our Pacific PNA sustainable certification. There is perhaps no for the commercial industry to follow our Pacific PNA sustainable certification. There is perhaps no for the commercial industry to follow our Pacific PNA sustainable certification. There is perhaps no for the commercial industry to follow our Pacific PNA sustainable certification. There is perhaps no for the commercial industry to follow our Pacific PNA sustainable certification. There is perhaps no for the commercial industry to follow our Pacific PNA sustainable certification. There is perhaps no for the commercial industry to follow our Pacific PNA sustainable certification. There is perhaps no for the commercial industry to follow our Pacific PNA sustainable certification. There is perhaps no for the commercial industry to follow our Pacific PNA sustainable certification. There is perhaps no for the commercial industry to follow our Pacific PNA sustainable certification. 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But political will But political will But political will But political will But political will But political will – and unresolved trade or treaty negotiations and unresolved trade or treaty negotiations and unresolved trade or treaty negotiations and unresolved trade or treaty negotiations and unresolved trade or treaty negotiations and unresolved trade or treaty negotiations and unresolved trade or treaty negotiations and unresolved trade or treaty negotiations and unresolved trade or treaty negotiations and unresolved trade or treaty negotiations and unresolved trade or treaty negotiations and unresolved trade or treaty negotiations and unresolved trade or treaty negotiations and unresolved trade or treaty negotiations and unresolved trade or treaty negotiations and unresolved trade or treaty negotiations and unresolved trade or treaty negotiations and unresolved trade or treaty negotiations – have have have have jeopardized jeopardized jeopardizedjeopardized our aspirations. Here our aspirations. Here our aspirations. Here our aspirations. Here our aspirations. Here our aspirations. Here our aspirations. Here is a partnership “at scale” waiting to happen is a partnership “at scale” waiting to happen is a partnership “at scale” waiting to happen is a partnership “at scale” waiting to happen is a partnership “at scale” waiting to happen is a partnership “at scale” waiting to happen is a partnership “at scale” waiting to happen is a partnership “at scale” waiting to happen is a partnership “at scale” waiting to happen is a partnership “at scale” waiting to happen is a partnership “at scale” waiting to happen is a partnership “at scale” waiting to happen is a partnership “at scale” waiting to happen – one that will build our own Pacific economies and boost one that will build our own Pacific economies and boost one that will build our own Pacific economies and boost one that will build our own Pacific economies and boost one that will build our own Pacific economies and boost one that will build our own Pacific economies and boost one that will build our own Pacific economies and boost one that will build our own Pacific economies and boost one that will build our own Pacific economies and boost one that will build our own Pacific economies and boost one that will build our own Pacific economies and boost one that will build our own Pacific economies and boost one that will build our own Pacific economies and boost one that will build our own Pacific economies and boost one that will build our own Pacific economies and boost one that will build our own Pacific economies and boost global food security global food security global food security global food security global food security global food security global food security global food security – and a partnership where we need not so much your donations and a partnership where we need not so much your donations and a partnership where we need not so much your donations and a partnership where we need not so much your donations and a partnership where we need not so much your donations and a partnership where we need not so much your donations and a partnership where we need not so much your donations and a partnership where we need not so much your donations and a partnership where we need not so much your donations and a partnership where we need not so much your donations and a partnership where we need not so much your donations and a partnership where we need not so much your donations and a partnership where we need not so much your donations and a partnership where we need not so much your donations and a partnership where we need not so much your donations and a partnership where we need not so much your donations and a partnership where we need not so much your donations and a partnership where we need not so much your donations – but rather ut rather your your your cooperation and your cooperation and your cooperation and your cooperation and your cooperation and your cooperation and your cooperation and your cooperation and your cooperation and your politic politic politic al resolve.al resolve. al resolve.
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All this talk of partnerships All this talk of partnerships All this talk of partnerships All this talk of partnerships All this talk of partnerships All this talk of partnerships – and all we can achieve here in Samoa and all we can achieve here in Samoa and all we can achieve here in Samoa and all we can achieve here in Samoa and all we can achieve here in Samoa and all we can achieve here in Samoa and all we can achieve here in Samoa and all we can achieve here in Samoa and all we can achieve here in Samoa and all we can achieve here in Samoa and all we can achieve here in Samoa and all we can achieve here in Samoa and all we can achieve here in Samoa and all we can achieve here in Samoa and all we can achieve here in Samoa and all we can achieve here in Samoa – will be moot if we don’t address will be moot if we don’t address will be moot if we don’t address will be moot if we don’t address will be moot if we don’t address will be moot if we don’t address will be moot if we don’t address will be moot if we don’t address will be moot if we don’t address will be moot if we don’t address the greatest threat to very future of all our island homelands: climate change. the greatest threat to very future of all our island homelands: climate change.the greatest threat to very future of all our island homelands: climate change.the greatest threat to very future of all our island homelands: climate change.the greatest threat to very future of all our island homelands: climate change. the greatest threat to very future of all our island homelands: climate change.the greatest threat to very future of all our island homelands: climate change.the greatest threat to very future of all our island homelands: climate change. the greatest threat to very future of all our island homelands: climate change. the greatest threat to very future of all our island homelands: climate change. the greatest threat to very future of all our island homelands: climate change.the greatest threat to very future of all our island homelands: climate change.the greatest threat to very future of all our island homelands: climate change. the greatest threat to very future of all our island homelands: climate change.the greatest threat to very future of all our island homelands: climate change. the greatest threat to very future of all our island homelands: climate change. the greatest threat to very future of all our island homelands: climate change. the greatest threat to very future of all our island homelands: climate change. the greatest threat to very future of all our island homelands: climate change. the greatest threat to very future of all our island homelands: climate change. the greatest threat to very future of all our island homelands: climate change. the greatest threat to very future of all our island homelands: climate change.the greatest threat to very future of all our island homelands: climate change. the greatest threat to very future of all our island homelands: climate change. the greatest threat to very future of all our island homelands: climate change.the greatest threat to very future of all our island homelands: climate change.the greatest threat to very future of all our island homelands: climate change.the greatest threat to very future of all our island homelands: climate change.
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And next And next And next March March March, when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for when some of the world’s largest economies announce their new energy and emission plans for 2020 and beyond 2020 and beyond 2020 and beyond2020 and beyond , we we will be prepared to show the same courage and be prepared to show the same courage and be prepared to show the same courage and be prepared to show the same courage and be prepared to show the same courage and be prepared to show the same courage and be prepared to show the same courage and be prepared to show the same courage and be prepared to show the same courage and be prepared to show the same courage andbe prepared to show the same courage andbe prepared to show the same courage andbe prepared to show the same courage and be prepared to show the same courage and convictionconviction convictionconviction conviction in coming forward in coming forward in coming forward in coming forward with our plans to help create a race the top. with our plans to help create a race the top. with our plans to help create a race the top. with our plans to help create a race the top. with our plans to help create a race the top. with our plans to help create a race the top. with our plans to help create a race the top. with our plans to help create a race the top. with our plans to help create a race the top. with our plans to help create a race the top. with our plans to help create a race the top. with our plans to help create a race the top. with our plans to help create a race the top. with our plans to help create a race the top.
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But we face challenges in other areas as well. NBut we face challenges in other areas as well. N But we face challenges in other areas as well. N But we face challenges in other areas as well. NBut we face challenges in other areas as well. NBut we face challenges in other areas as well. NBut we face challenges in other areas as well. N But we face challenges in other areas as well. N But we face challenges in other areas as well. N But we face challenges in other areas as well. NBut we face challenges in other areas as well. NBut we face challenges in other areas as well. N But we face challenges in other areas as well. N But we face challenges in other areas as well. N But we face challenges in other areas as well. N But we face challenges in other areas as well. NBut we face challenges in other areas as well. NBut we face challenges in other areas as well. NBut we face challenges in other areas as well. N But we face challenges in other areas as well. N But we face challenges in other areas as well. NBut we face challenges in other areas as well. N But we face challenges in other areas as well. N on -communicable diseases are a communicable diseases are a communicable diseases are a communicable diseases are a communicable diseases are a communicable diseases are a communicable diseases are a communicable diseases are a communicable diseases are a communicable diseases are a dangerousdangerousdangerousdangerousdangerousdangerous threat to threat to threat tothreat to threat to the worl the worl d’s d’s island nations island nationsisland nations island nations island nations island nations, andand rates of rates of diabetes have now reached crisis levels in the Pacific. We are iabetes have now reached crisis levels in the Pacific. We are iabetes have now reached crisis levels in the Pacific. We are iabetes have now reached crisis levels in the Pacific. We are iabetes have now reached crisis levels in the Pacific. We are iabetes have now reached crisis levels in the Pacific. We are iabetes have now reached crisis levels in the Pacific. We are iabetes have now reached crisis levels in the Pacific. We are iabetes have now reached crisis levels in the Pacific. We are iabetes have now reached crisis levels in the Pacific. We are iabetes have now reached crisis levels in the Pacific. We are iabetes have now reached crisis levels in the Pacific. We are iabetes have now reached crisis levels in the Pacific. We are iabetes have now reached crisis levels in the Pacific. We are iabetes have now reached crisis levels in the Pacific. We are iabetes have now reached crisis levels in the Pacific. We are iabetes have now reached crisis levels in the Pacific. We are iabetes have now reached crisis levels in the Pacific. We are iabetes have now reached crisis levels in the Pacific. We are iabetes have now reached crisis levels in the Pacific. We are iabetes have now reached crisis levels in the Pacific. We are iabetes have now reached crisis levels in the Pacific. We are iabetes have now reached crisis levels in the Pacific. We are iabetes have now reached crisis levels in the Pacific. We are iabetes have now reached crisis levels in the Pacific. We are iabetes have now reached crisis levels in the Pacific. 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We have not a moment to waste . We have not a moment to waste. We have not a moment to waste. We have not a moment to waste . We have not a moment to waste . We have not a moment to waste . We have not a moment to waste . We have not a moment to waste. We have not a moment to waste . We have not a moment to waste . We have not a moment to waste .
And we must also invest heavily in our future. O And we must also invest heavily in our future. OAnd we must also invest heavily in our future. O And we must also invest heavily in our future. O And we must also invest heavily in our future. O And we must also invest heavily in our future. O And we must also invest heavily in our future. O And we must also invest heavily in our future. O And we must also invest heavily in our future. OAnd we must also invest heavily in our future. O And we must also invest heavily in our future. O And we must also invest heavily in our future. OAnd we must also invest heavily in our future. O ur national education system is undergoing ur national education system is undergoing ur national education system is undergoing ur national education system is undergoing ur national education system is undergoing ur national education system is undergoing ur national education system is undergoing ur national education system is undergoing ur national education system is undergoing ur national education system is undergoing ur national education system is undergoing ur national education system is undergoing ur national education system is undergoing ur national education system is undergoing ur national education system is undergoing ur national education system is undergoing ur national education system is undergoing significant significant significant significant significant reform to boost access, results and reform to boost access, results and reform to boost access, results and reform to boost access, results and reform to boost access, results and reform to boost access, results andreform to boost access, results andreform to boost access, results andreform to boost access, results and reform to boost access, results andreform to boost access, results and reform to boost access, results and reform to boost access, results and effectiveness in ensuring effectiveness in ensuring effectiveness in ensuring effectiveness in ensuring effectiveness in ensuring effectiveness in ensuring effectiveness in ensuring effectiveness in ensuring effectiveness in ensuring effectiveness in ensuring effectiveness in ensuring effectiveness in ensuring effectiveness in ensuring that that that our talented talented talentedtalented young generations young generations young generations young generations young generations young generations young generations young generations young generations graduate with realgraduate with realgraduate with realgraduate with real graduate with real graduate with real graduate with real graduate with realgraduate with realgraduate with real andand targeted skillstargeted skillstargeted skillstargeted skillstargeted skillstargeted skillstargeted skillstargeted skills targeted skills targeted skills to put us on a successful and sustainable path prosperity to put us on a successful and sustainable path prosperity to put us on a successful and sustainable path prosperity to put us on a successful and sustainable path prosperityto put us on a successful and sustainable path to prosperityto put us on a successful and sustainable path to prosperity to put us on a successful and sustainable path prosperity to put us on a successful and sustainable path prosperityto put us on a successful and sustainable path to prosperity to put us on a successful and sustainable path prosperityto put us on a successful and sustainable path to prosperityto put us on a successful and sustainable path to prosperity to put us on a successful and sustainable path prosperity to put us on a successful and sustainable path prosperity to put us on a successful and sustainable path prosperity to put us on a successful and sustainable path prosperity to put us on a successful and sustainable path prosperity.
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