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ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES assumes chairmanship of UN Security Council

Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves
KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, November 1 2020 - St. Vincent and the Grenadines assumed chairmanship of the United Nations Security Council on Sunday November 1, and will continue in the position for one month.

A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the island’s stint as president of the UN Security Council, forms part of the island’s responsibility as a non-permanent member to which the country was officially elected  officially elected on January 2, 2020. St. Vincent and the Grenadines will remain as a non-permanent member of the Security Council  for a period of two years.

“St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ presidency of the United Nations Security Council, during the month of November, aims to address contemporary challenges which include pandemics, environmental challenges, climate change and its security consequences and the nexus between development and peace and security,” the Ministry said.

It said that the key events for the month will include a virtual press briefing to be conducted by Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves on Monday.

Gonsalves will one day later chair the UN Security Council Virtual Open Debate under the agenda theme “Peacebuilding and Sustainable Peace:  Contemporary Drivers of Conflict and Insecurity”.

On November 4, the UN Security Council will host a meeting of the Police Commissioners of the UN Peacekeeping Missions; intended to highlight issues affecting Haiti.

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