Kiribati President Taneti Maamau. Photo: UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

NEW YORK, 23 SEPTEMBER 2022 (RNZ PACIFIC)—The President of Kiribati Taneti Maamau told the UN Assembly his country is continuously hit by self-interested policies, undermining the true need of its people.

Maamau said Kiribati’s developmental agenda derives from its culture, values and norms.

He told the Assembly the country is continuously ravaged by damaging neo-colonial policies. “A system of global thinking that remains steeped with legacies of environmental destruction which our people have now inherited. As is the case of the mining of Banaba island. We must ensure that solutions and actions and work hand in hand for today’s interlocking challenges,” he said…. PACNEWS

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