The Senate of the Ninth Olbiil Era Kelulau has unanimously and by acclimation approved Ngedikes Olai Uludong’s nomination as Palau’s new Ambassador to the European Union/Climate Change.
President Tommy Remengesau Jr., nominated Uludong in February 2015 saying the dual role position would allow Palau to work closely with European Union (UN), and international organizations providing support to developing countries for climate change adaptation methods.
Although Uludong takes above the EU Ambassadorial position from late Carlos Salii, she is the first Palau representative for climate change matters.
She currently serves as the Senior Advisor on climate change to the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Maldives, the current chair of the Alliance of Small Islands State (AOSIS). She’s best known for her previous role as the Lead Negotiator for AOSIS on climate change under Nauru’s chairmanship that ended last year.