STATEMENT ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE SPOKESPERSON
OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

On Global Humanitarian Forum meeting in Geneva

United Nation General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim highlighted the current General Assembly session’s work on climate change as he addressed today the first meeting of the Global Humanitarian Forum in Geneva focusing on the human face of climate change.

The President stressed that climate change affected nearly every aspect of human activity with its implications ranging from the environment, health, security and migration, to energy, good governance and economic development. In this regard, the President noted that the multifaceted nature of the challenge was well reflected in the programme of the Global Humanitarian Forum.

The President underlined to the wide group of participants, ranging from government leaders to key business and civil society representatives that the United Nations had a crucial role as it was best placed to provide an integrated response to the complementary challenges of addressing climate change and sustainable development.

New York
24 June 2008

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