CARICOM Chairman hails St Vincent and the Grenadines’ election to UN…

first_img You may be interested in… Statement by the Chairman of the Caribbean Community… Jun 6, 2020 Jul 10, 2020 CARICOM Heads Meet Friday – Handover of Chairmanship to… Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr the Honourable Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, has hailed the election of St Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations Security Council as a victory for small states. CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris of St. Kitts and Nevis “The importance of multi-lateral fora being seen to cater for all nations is critical to their credibility”, the Chairman said.  St Vincent and the Grenadines, CARICOM’s candidate, was elected to the non-permanent seat reserved for the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States for the two-year term 2020-2021 with 185 votes of the 193 available.  In so doing, it became the smallest State ever to be elected to the Council. Jul 2, 2020center_img Jun 30, 2020 Tribute to Sir Everton Weekes: Climbing to the Top –… Statement by the Chair of the Caribbean Community The… Regional Transportation, CSME among matters for CARICOM Heads’ attentionEnhancing regional air and maritime transportation and further advancing the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) are among matters for deliberation when CARICOM Heads of Government hold their 30th Inter-Sessional Meeting in Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis, 26-27 February. Heads of Government will examine recommendations from a Special Meeting of…February 22, 2019In “CARICOM”Press Statement on the Election of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations Security CouncilSecretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has welcomed the election of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the Security Council of the United Nations (UN), as an opportunity for a small state to bring a unique perspective to threats to international peace and security. “I congratulate Prime…June 7, 2019In “CARICOM”COMMUNIQUÉ Issued at the Conclusion of the Thirtieth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community Frigate Bay, St Kitts and Nevis, 26-27 FEBRUARY 2019The Thirtieth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Frigate Bay, St Kitts and Nevis 26-27, February 2019.  Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr the Honourable Timothy Harris, chaired the proceedings. Other Members of the Conference in attendance…February 27, 2019In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Prime Minister Harris noted that challenges to international peace and security have become more complex and diverse. He also is aware of the adverse effects of climate change on small island nations. “It therefore means that there is greater necessity for different perspectives to be brought to bear on issues before the Security Council that threaten international peace and security.  Small Island and low-lying coastal Developing States (SIDS), such as those that comprise the Caribbean Community should therefore have a seat at the table,” the Prime Minister said.  “The election of St. Vincent and the Grenadines marks another important milestone in this regard,” he added. The CARICOM Chairman recalled a proposal put forward by the Community in the inter-governmental negotiations on Security Council reform that a rotating seat be reserved for SIDS, as part of the package of reforms of the Council now the subject of negotiations. This is indeed a proud moment for St. Vincent and the Grenadines and by extension the entire region. “I have no doubt that the views and concerns of small states will be well represented by St Vincent and the Grenadines. Our Community stands ready to support our Member State as it embarks on this important assignment,” Prime Minister Harris stated. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… last_img read more

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