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United Nations Climate Summit Opening Ceremony – A poem to my Daughter

Voices of Pacific islander are calling for action on the United Nations Climate Summit in New York. The author of this poem Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner addressed already her thoughts and feelings to the Opening Ceremony of the UN Small Developing Islands Conference in Apia, Samoa in September 2014  :

Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner

On 23 September 2014, I  addressed the Opening Ceremony of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit. I performed my new poem entitled “Dear Matafele Peinem” written to my daughter.

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