Caribbean leaders to address UN General Assembly

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Several Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders are scheduled to address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) this week as UN Secretary General António Guterres called for a “renewed commitment to a rules-based global order.”

Guterres spoke of key themes for discussion during the 73rd session of the UNGA that started in New York on Monday.

He said that with 84 Heads of State and 44 government leaders taking part in the debate this week, it showed the UN was still “the world’s indispensable forum for international cooperation.”

According to the UN’s provisional list of speakers, the prime ministers of Haiti, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, the Bahamas, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Barbados are expected to participate in the General Assembly Debate this week.

The vice president of Guyana and foreign ministers from Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Belize, Dominica and Grenada will do so in the absence of the president, as in the case of Guyana, and the prime ministers for the others.

Most CARICOM countries will take part in the debate on Friday with Guyana, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, the Bahamas, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Barbados expected to address the forum.

Haiti and Jamaica will address the General Assembly on Thursday; and Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Belize, Dominica and Grenada will do so on Saturday.

The prime ministers of St. Kitts and Nevis, Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Barbados will also address, on Thursday, the General Assembly’s Third High-Level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).

Grenada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Peter David will also address that High-Level Meeting.

 

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