Micronesian Leaders Support RMI Minister For Nobel Prize

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Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Center With Support From Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai‘i

Chief Executives endorse Tony deBrum for Peace Prize

By L.N. Reklai

KOROR, Palau (Island Times, Feb. 25, 2016) – Micronesian Chief Executives, all signed a Resolution No. 21-04 endorsing the nomination of former Foreign Minister Tony A. deBrum of the Republic of Marshall Islands for Nobel Peace Prize during the Micronesian Chief Executives Summit in Palau this week.

According to the resolution, the International Peace Bureau nominated RMI’s former Foreign Minister Tony A. deBrum for the Nobel Peace Prize, for his role in taking stand opposing proliferation of nuclear weapons and seeking justice for the nuclear survivors over many years.

The resolution further states that former Foreign Minister Tony A. deBrum has played a key political role in gaining international support and approval for this initiative and had received at least 2 distinguished international prizes for their action.

The Chief Executives recognize the significance of RMI’s former Foreign Minister deBrum efforts toward securing long-term peace and security for the region and the world and resolved to express their strong support for nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Chief Executives include President Tommy Remengesau Jr. of the Republic of Palau, President Peter Christian of the Federated States of Micronesia, President Dr. Hilda Heine of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Governor Eddie Calvos of the U.S. Territory of Guam, Governor Johnson Elimo of Chuuk State, Governor Marcelo Peterson of Pohnpei State, Governor Tony Ganngiyan of Yap State, Lt. Governor Carson Sigrah of Kosrae State and Lt. Governor Victor Hocog of CNMI.

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