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Nicholson heads to United Nations General Assembly

Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2015 | 9:57 AM

Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Senator A.J. Nicholson, leaves Jamaica today to participate in the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN's Headquarters in New York.

He will address the UN Summit on Friday, during a ceremony to mark the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that replaces the 2015 Millennium Development Goals, which expires December 31.

Senator Nicholson will also deliver Jamaica’s policy statement to the General Assembly in the Plenary Debate on October 2.

Jamaica will participate in high level meetings including the Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Group of 77 and China, the Ministerial Meeting of the Alliance of Small Island States and the Ministerial Meeting of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).

The current session of the UN's General Assembly started on September 15 and will conclude in December. 

After the UN meeting, Senator Nicholson will represent Jamaica in Chile at a forum discussing new voluntary commitments to help protect and preserve oceans.

That forum is scheduled for October 5 and 6.