JAM | May 13, 2023

UN Secretary-General arrives in Jamaica today for two-day visit

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at a press conference at the United Nations complex in Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya May 3, 2023. (Photo: REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya)

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres arrives in Jamaica today (May 14) for an official two-day visit.

During his visit, Guterres will meet with Prime Minister Andrew Holness. In an official statement, the UN say the two are expected to discuss a wide range of issues including the impact of the climate crisis in the Caribbean and the upcoming high-level discussions on the mid-term review of the global framework for disaster risk reduction.

They will also discuss the situation in Haiti as well as ways of involving the international community, including Jamaica’s leadership, in efforts to reform the global financial architecture. 

Guterres and Holness are scheduled to hold a joint press conference tomorrow following their meeting. Jamaica is co-chair, alongside Canada, of the Group of Friends on financing for attaining the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are a set of global development targets adopted by the member countries of the UN in September 2015. 

The SDGs will guide the global development agenda through 2030.


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