20 Oct 2020

Cooks' boundaries protected from climate change sea level rise

From , 5:00 am on 20 October 2020

The Cook Islands says a formal declaration of its sea borders protects them for future generations.

The far-flung island nation includes 2-million square kilometres of ocean.

Many years of work to establish its maritime boundaries was finally completed this month.

The director of treaties and oceans at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Josh Mitchell, says it is an important milestone for protecting Cook Islands sovereignty.

 Penrhyn in the Cook Islands

Penrhyn in the Cook Islands Photo: Ewan Smith