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Remarks at a Security Council Session on the Impact of Climate Change on the Maintenance of International Peace and Security

Susan E. Rice
U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations 
New York City
July 20, 2011


APTN soundbite:

UN Ambassador Susan Rice (July 20): “We have dozens of countries in this body and in this very room whose very existence is threatened. They have asked this Council to demonstrate our understanding that their security is profoundly threatened. Instead, because of the refusal of a few to accept our responsibility, this Council is saying by its silence, in effect, tough luck. This is more than disappointing, it’s pathetic, it’s short-sighted, and frankly it is a dereliction of duty.” Full Text»

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