PM Douglas down to address morning session on Friday of UN General Assembly

New York, September 27th 2013 (CUOPM) – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas is down to address the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly during the morning session today Friday.

Prime Minister Douglas will be the fifth CARICOM Head of Government and the first from the OECS to address the world body since the opening session on Tuesday.

The St. Kitts and Nevis leader is expected to speak on the climate change, health, education, the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and is expected to make a call for the Republic of China (Taiwan) to play its meaningful role in the international community.

St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas (front right); Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Patrice Nisbett (left), Ambassadors Delano Bart and Astona Browne and Ms. Ghislayne Williams listen to US President the Hon. Barack Obama address the UN General Assembly.

Prime Minister Douglas, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Patrice Nisbett, St. Kitts and Nevis’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations, His Excellency Delano Bart, Q.C. and OECS Commissioner and Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Her Excellency Mrs. Astona Browne, have been involved in several meetings of the CARICOM Community as well as bi-laterals sessions with world leaders, representatives of friendly governments and international and regional institutions.

The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda and the President of Suriname addressed the world body on Tuesday and the Presidents of Guyana and Haiti on Wednesday.

The Prime Minister of St. Vincent addresses Friday afternoon, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, on Saturday morning, St. Lucia, The Bahamas and Dominica on Saturday afternoon, Belize on Monday morning, Barbados on Monday afternoon and Grenada on Tuesday morning.

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