Treatment Of Small States Is “Immoral & Unjust”

PM Mia Amor Mottley delivering remarks at the opening of the 15th session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 15) (Photo via BGIS)

(Barbados Government Information Service) Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has told the global community that it is “immoral and unjust” for those causing the suffering of small island developing states, to say they should pay to correct the issues on their own.

Ms. Mottley expressed this view (Monday) as she delivered remarks at the opening of the 15th session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 15), at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. The event is being held in a virtual format, with events being streamed from Barbados, Geneva and across the world.

“It is immoral and unjust in the extreme for persons to cause our suffering and our societies and economies to be confronted with an existential crisis, and then say that we should pay to correct it on our own. That is as immoral and unjust as it comes,” she insisted.

The Prime Minister told her audience that it was necessary to keep global temperatures from increasing more than 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Read more at: Barbados Government Information Service

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