Prime Minister Andrew Holness is now in New York City in the United States attending the 74th United Nations General Assembly, UNGA.
The Prime Minister left the island last night (September 21) accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, the Minister without portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister Daryl Vaz, Parliamentary Secretary Senator Robert Morgan and Senator Mathew Samuda.
The delegation from Jamaica will have a packed agenda, beginning today (Sunday September 22) when Prime Minister Holness will meet with the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
The Prime Minister was named as one of three Heads of Government by the UN Secretary General to lead an initiative to mobilise Government and private sector to build political consensus and increase momentum to raise $100 billion in climate finance by 2020. Prime Minister Holness will give an update on the matter.
Ahead of meeting with Secretary General Guterres, Prime Minister Holness will meet with the Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund, Mr. Yannick Glemarec.
The Prime Minister will also hold several bilateral and speaking engagements at UNGA on Climate Action, Adaptation and Financing.
He will deliver key speeches at several High Level meetings during the week, which will culminate with Jamaica’s policy statement to the General Assembly on Friday.
Prime Minister Holness returns to the island on October 1. During his absence the Minister of National Security Hon. Dr. Horace Chang will be in charge of the Government.