Zambia has observed that Landlocked Developing Countries have continued to suffer the devastating impacts of climate change effects such as El Nino, desertification and land degradation which are as a result of the unhealthy Oceans.
Christine Kalamwina, the Charge’ d’ Affaires and Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Zambia to the United Nations said fragile economies of Land Locked Developing Countries have continued to bare the negative impact of climate change thereby hampering their prospects of development as well as their food security.
Delivering a speech at the United Nations Oceans Conference on behalf of the Group of Landlocked Countries Yesterday (Wednesday), Ms. Kalamwina said it has been recognized Globally that there are huge Climatic threats Faced by Oceans and their Resources.
She explained that while the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) gives LLDCs right to access oceans as well as the right to exploit its resources, the rights are not fully realized.
This is According to First Secretary for Press at Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zambia to the United Nations, Mr. Wallen Simwaka and made Available to 5fm Radio.
JUNE 8, 2017