' Liberia Ratifies Paris Agreement--Deposits Instrument at United Nations Headquarters'

Liberia Permanent Mission to the United Nations

New York, United States of America

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

(New York, August 27, 2018)  Liberia on Monday August 27,  deposited its Instrument of Ratification of the Paris Agreement, committing  to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change.

The Paris Agreement primarily seeks to keep the global temperature rise this century, well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius; as well as strengthen the ability of countries to deal with the impacts of climate change.

The Agreement was  adopted by consensus on December 12, 2015 and entered into force on November 4, 2016, 30 days after 55 parties had deposited their Instruments of Ratification.

Liberia's Instrument of Ratification signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Gbehzohngar Findley, commits the Country to  "faithfully perform and carry out the stipulations contained therein", a demonstration of the Liberia's commitment to global initiatives. 

The Instrument of Ratification was deposited by Liberia's Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Israel Choko Davies.

 

 

 

 

Signed: _________________________

             Vivian Gartayn Lombeh

Minister Counselor/Press and Public Affairs

Liberia Permanent Mission to the United Nations

Tel: (212) 6871033/1034 Email: vlombeh@pmun.gov.lr