Cook Islands celebrate SPREP’s 30 year anniversary

The Honorable Minister of the National Environment Service Albert Nicholas delivered remarks recognising SPREP’s important role in promoting conservation and sustainability in the Pacific region.
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The National Environment Service together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration, recently joined the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) in celebrating 30 years of dedicated service to the Pacific region and the environment. The celebration was held at the Edgewater Resort & Spa in late April 2023.

The Honorable Minister of the National Environment Service Albert Nicholas delivered remarks recognising SPREP’s important role in promoting conservation and sustainability in the Pacific region. Honorable Minister Nicholas further noted and thanked SPREP for being “a steadfast partner in the development of our nation’s environmental policies and programs.”

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Secretary Tepaeru Herrmann delivered an inspiring speech calling on individuals, organisations and government to take responsibility in safeguarding the environment for future generations.

The event was attended by distinguished guests, including Cook Islander past Director General to SPREP Tamarii Tutangata. The NES would like to extend its congratulations to SPREP for three decades of service to the Pacific. We look forward to continued partnership with SPREP in the years to come

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