His Excellency David W. Panuelo, President and Head of Government of the Federated States of Micronesia, adressed the general debate of the 74th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. He focused on the threat of climate change to Pacific Island peoples and requested that all nations come together to protect our natural world.
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Okeanos is proud to support President H.E. David W. Panuelo with his progressive vision to empower Micronesian people through traditional voyaging and sustainable sea transportation.
“As indigenous people who revive our way of life I think we need to show how we can revive this traditional way of transportation,” says President Panuelo.
President Panuelo hopes to extend the use of the traditionally-based, fossil fuel-free Okeanos vakas to provide regular, safe and reliable transportation to outer island communities.
There are currently three Okeanos vakas operating in FSM: Okeanos Pohnpei, Okeanos Ambassador and Okeanos Waa’qab.