The following statement was released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh for the Presidency of the Climate Vulnerable Forum.
General Debate: Item 3
Climate Change and Human Rights
(46th Session of the Human Rights Council, 09 March 2021)
Good afternoon, Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, It is a great honour to speak with you all at this parliamentary meeting of the Climate Vulnerable Forum. In most meetings it is heads of states who garner the most attention but in actual fact to my mind it is the parliamentary representatives who do the hard work
Thank you very much Saber, and nice to see you again.
I do recognize all the high-level participants present at this meeting, as well as of course the high-level participants.
Excellencies, Distinguished Colleagues in the CVF, Mr Secretary-General of the IPU, SRSG Mizutori, I am pleased to share this message with you today as you convene this special first meeting of parliamentarians of climate threatened nations.
Excellencies, Fellow parliamentarians of the Climate Vulnerable Forum, Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, On behalf of the Senate of the Philippines, I would like to convey our grateful appreciation to the Climate Vulnerable Forum,
I would like to summarize a few key points that emerged from the discussion. Firstly, we do have options and we do have a role to play in terms of parliamentary action even during the remainder of this year. Martin pointed out that it’s only weeks to go, but as we see every day, even a week is a long time in politics, so let’s make use of the time that we have in hand.