PM for 68th UN General Assembly in New York
Prime Minister, the Most Hon Portia Simpson Miller left the island on Monday, September 23, for the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
The Prime Minister is accompanied by Senator the Hon A.J. Nicholson, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and Ms. Onika Miller, Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, along with support and security personnel.
The Prime Minister will attend the formal sessions of the General Assembly and is scheduled to have bilateral meetings with the Presidents of Nigeria, Ghana, Panama, Equatorial Guinea, Honduras and Tanzania. Mrs. Simpson Miller will also meet with the President of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Commonwealth Secretary General.
On Thursday, September 26, Prime Minister Simpson Miller will address a UN Forum on Sustainable Transport and Road Safety at the Ford Foundation. Family members of former South African President Nelson Mandela and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will also make presentations at that event.
The Prime Minister will deliver Jamaica’s Policy Statement to the United Nations on Saturday, September 28 at 9 a.m. She will return to the island on Sunday, September 29, 2013.
In her absence, Dr. the Hon Omar Davies, Minister Housing, Transport and Works will be in charge of the Government.