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Informal Consultations on Draft UNGA Resolution on Security and Climate Change Held

6 February 2009: In a closed meeting convened by the Permanent Mission of Tonga and the Pacific Small Island Developing States, informal consultations were held on 6 February 2009, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on the UN General Assembly (UNGA) draft resolution on “Security and climate change” (A/63/L.8).

The threat posed by climate change to security and prosperity emerged at the Sixth UK-Caribbean Ministerial Forum in July 2008, and has gained prominence in the UNGA with this draft resolution, which calls on the UN Security Council to consider and address the security threat posed by climate. [UN Journal of 6 February 2009] [Draft Resolution]