Taku Ipukarea, Kia Rangatira

A safe and prosperous Cook Islands through excellence in Foreign Service and Immigration

COP27, Egypt, Prime Minister Mark Brown, UNFCC

National Statement by Prime Minister Hon. Mark Brown at the UNFCC COP 27

Mr President, Fellow Leaders, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen – Kia Orana to you all.

“Me kare e enua, kare o te tangata turanga vaevae”

The literal translation of these words is “when land is lost, man has nothing to stand on.” But in the language of my people, this means so much more.