President leads high level team to UN General Assembly meeting

President Donald Ramotar.


President Donald Ramotar.
President Donald Ramotar.

[] – President Donald Ramotar is leading a high-level team to the United Nations’ General Assembly Meeting at the United Nations Headquarters, New York on September 22.

Accompanying the President will be First Lady Deolatchmee Ramotar, Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh, Foreign Affairs Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett and Director General of the Foreign Ministry Elisabeth Harper.

Expected to join the delegation is Amerindian Affairs Minister Pauline Sukhai, who is slated to attend the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples. Ambassador George Talbot and other officers from the Guyana Mission in New York will also form part of Guyana’s delegation.

Minister Rodrigues-Birkett during an interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA) said apart from the UN General Assembly where the President will make a presentation, there are several other meetings this year.

She noted that whilst the international community is busy discussing the post-2015 development agenda with the deadlines for meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) being 2015, the focus now is post- 2015.

The Minister observed that the climate change agenda is picking up, with an international agenda set for a legally binding agreement for 2015. As such, she pointed out, in the margins of the UN General Assembly there will be a climate change summit to be hosted by the UN Secretary General, Ban-ki-Moon.

President Ramotar is slated to make a presentation during this summit. Minister Rodrigues-Birkett said he is expected to speak about promises and commitment for financing, relating to mitigation and adaptation.

[Extracted and modified from GINA]



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