Deputy PM Condor to address UN General Assembly in New York

St. Kitts and Nevis Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Sam Condor

ST. KITTS, SEPTEMBER 24, 2010 (CUOPM) – St. Kitts and Nevis Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Sam Terrence Condor, will address the 56th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week.

It will be Minister Condor’s first address to the United Nations General Assembly since he was given the Ministry of Foreign Affairs portfolio following the January 25th 2010 General Elections.

Minister Condor will be the third Minister of Foreign Affairs from the Federation to address the United Nations General Assembly since the governing St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party assumed office in July 1995.

Previous Ministers of Foreign Affairs to address the UN Body under the Labour Party Administration were Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas and Senior Minister and Minister of Agriculture, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris.

During the former People’s Action Movement (PAM) Administration, only Prime Minister the Right Hon. Dr. Kennedy Simmonds served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from September 1983 to July 1995 and addressed the United Nations during that period.

The General Committee of the United Nations General Assembly has adopted the work programme and agenda for its sixty-fifth session, which contains nearly 124 items.

With the adoption of its work programme and agenda, the Assembly decided that its current session would recess on Tuesday, 14 December 2010, and close on Monday, 12 September 2011. It further decided that its general debate would be held from Thursday, 23 September, and continues to Saturday, 25 September, and from Monday, 27 September, to Thursday, 30 September.

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