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PM off to address UN, hold talks in New York

Published:Tuesday | September 25, 2012

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller arrived in New York yesterday for a week of official engagements, which will include an address to the United Nations (UN) on Thursday, in which she will deliver Jamaica's policy statement to the 67th Session of the UN General Assembly.

Simpson Miller's address at the UN comes against the background of the achievement on September 18 of Jamaica's 50th year as a member of the international organisation.

During her official visit to New York, the prime minister will attend the opening of the UN General Debate, hold bilateral talks, meet and hold discussions with officials of the Inter-American Development Bank, and participate in a meeting between UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and heads of government of the Caribbean Community.

She was to also attend the launch and plenary session of the Hillary Clinton Equal Futures Partnership, a global initiative by United States President Barack Obama to increase political participation and economic empowerment of women.