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Published:Friday | October 31, 2014 | 12:00 AM
From left: Dr Livingston White, senior lecturer at the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication; Shanoy Coombs, United Nations communications chairperson; and Allan Wilson, programme officer for the Japan International Cooperation Agency, share lens time at the UNDay cocktail
United Nations Environment Programme staff members Sancha Foreman (left) and Chrishane Williams flash radiant smiles at the UN Day cocktails.
Melissa McNeil-Barrett, assistant representative, UNFPA; and Deirdre Kiernan, deputy representative, UNICEF. Contributed Photo
Nelson Andrade Colmenares, coordinator, United Nations Environment Programme - Caribbean Regional Coordinating Unit dancing the night away.
Beverley Robinson, executive associate, UNDP, shares a joke with Dr Jerome Thomas, FAO Representative for Jamaica, The Bahamas and Belize
Husband and wife duo of Omar and Natalie Reid have a blast at the United Nations Day cocktail reception. Contributed Photos

Last Thursday, Jamaica's United Nations country team headed by Dr Arun Kashyap hosted its United Nations (UN) Day cocktail reception under the theme: 'Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States through Genuine and Durable Partnerships'.

The celebrations took place at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel's, Top of the World. Since 1948, October 24th has been celebrated as United Nations Day. It provides an opportunity for the UN worldwide to highlight the work of the organisation in various areas of development.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade A.J. Nicholson, led the list of government officials, representatives of the diplomatic corps, among other international development agencies and civil society organisations representatives who were in attendance.