30 Sep 2015

Climate induced migration focus of Kiribati conference

10:55 am on 30 September 2015

The Kiribati Government will host a high-level delegation on Tarawa next week for a conference of climate induced migration.

The country's foreign affairs secretary, Akka Rimon, says the meeting is the outcome of recent talks between President Anote Tong and Monaco's Prince Albert II.

He says Prince Albert, the leaders and representatives of Tuvalu, the Marshall Islands, the Maldives, and Tokelau, as well as representatives from 17 United Nations agencies are expected to attend.

Mr Rimon says the meeting will highlight the impacts of climate change and ways affected countries plan to deal with climate induced migration with dignity.