Grenada: Prime Minister Dickon Mitchell will leave the country today to attend the 84th Conference of the People’s National Party (PNP) in Jamaica, following which he will travel to New York to participate in the UNGA 77 – 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Prime Minister Mitchell will deliver the Feature Address on the occasion of the PNP’s 84th Anniversary on Thursday, September 15, in Kingston, Jamaica. The PM will then go on to New York on Friday, September 16, where he will begin a series of engagements as part of the UNGA 77 that include meetings with world leaders to discuss global issues with implications for Grenada and the small island states of the Caribbean.
Prime Minister Mitchell will be accompanied in New York by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Export Development, Joseph Andall, and a delegation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Notable engagements include Dickon Mitchell’s participation as a keynote speaker at the United Nations Foundation’s Unlock the Future of Learning event, to be held on September 19 at the Ford Foundation in New York. The audience will include leaders, education champions, young changemakers and activists from around the world.
Prime Minister is also expected to address the high-level General Debate on Saturday, September 24. Any changes in the respective schedule will be communicated via the Government Information Service.
The delegation is scheduled to return on September 25, 2022.
Honourable Dennis Cornwall, Minister for Infrastructure & Physical Development, Public Utilities, Civil Aviation and Transportation, has been appointed as the Acting PM in the absence of PM Mitchell.
The government has also stated a special note:
The UN General Assembly (UNGA) was set up in 1945, in the wake of the Second World War, to be the “deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations”.
Comprising all Member States, it provides a unique forum for multilateral discussion on the full spectrum of the international issues covered by the Charter of the United Nations. Each of the 193 Member States of the UN has an equal vote.
The General Debate is each member’s opportunity to discuss and work together on a wide array of international issues. The UNGA 77 – 77th Session of the UN General Assembly opened on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. The first day of the Debate has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 20, 2022.