Prime Minister Andrew Holness will meet with Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), António Guterres, to discuss topics surrounding the impact of the climate crisis on the Caribbean and the upcoming midterm review of the global framework for disaster risk reduction.
The two leaders will also discuss the situation in Haiti and how to involve the international community as well as Jamaica’s efforts to reform the global financial architecture.
The UN Secretary-General arrived on the island for a two-day work visit yesterday (May 14) and leaves today (May 15).
“We are pleased that the Secretary-General will visit at the pivotal juncture. I look forward to the engagements and fruitful discussion on critical matters which Jamaica stands ready to be a critical partner,” said Prime Minister Holness.
Ahead of today’s meeting, Guterres toured the Seville Great House in St Ann alongside State Culture Minister Alando Terrelonge, and was hosted at a dinner at Devon House last night organised by the Culture Ministry and UNESCO.
It is a pleasure to welcome the Secretary-General of the United Nations, @antonioguterres, on his historic visit to #Jamaica. The SG and I spent the afternoon discussing 500yrs of Jamaica's history and our global cultural impact on his tour of the Seville Great House in St Ann. pic.twitter.com/F79cLd1dTt— Alando N Terrelonge, MA, MP #StrongwithTerrelonge (@terrelonge2016) May 14, 2023
He will also meet with staff at UN House and tour the Art Walk in downtown Kingston before making his departure later this evening.