Samoa grants Privileges and Immunities status to GCFApia,
The immunities granted are in line with those of other international organisations and those applied in the United Nations system.
The Executive Director ad interim of the GCF Secretariat, Mr Javier Manzanares said the granting of Privileges and Immunities is highly important for the effective operationalisation of the Fund’s investments.
Pursuant to a decision by the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), governments recommended that Parties to the UNFCCC enter bilateral agreements with the Green Climate Fund by promptly providing Privileges and Immunities.
The conclusion of such agreements is warranted to protect the Fund’s assets and ensure the effective performance of the Fund’s activities.
To date, nine nations have granted Privileges and Immunities status to GCF. Four of these countries belong to the group of Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS), including Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Independent State of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.