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UN resident coordinator in Jamaica, Dr Arun Kashyap (right), has Tanny Shirley, chairman of the South East Regional Health Authority, and Roxanne Wais in stitches. - Contributed
United Nations Development Programme communications intern Farahnaz Mohammed took to the dance floor with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade A.J. Nicholson at the UN Day cocktails as reggae band Yah Roots got everyone on their feet.
Communications chairperson for the United Nations Communications Group and the evening's host, Shanoy Coombs, chose polka dots with a pop of red, complemented by her husband, Kmar, also styled with a pop of red.
United Nations resident coordinator in Jamaica, Dr Arun Kashyap (left), greets Russian Ambassador Vladimir Polenov ahead of the UN Day cocktails recently.
Chilean Ambassador Eduardo Menchaca (right) is warmly welcomed by Dr Arun Kashyap.

On Thursday, October 24, the agencies of the United Nations (UN) in Jamaica joined the world in celebrating United Nations Day. United Nations resident coordinator, Dr Arun Kashyap, hosted a cocktail at the Terra Nova Pavilion, welcoming diplomats and representatives from the Government, and international development partners

The Pavilion was abuzz as the L'Acadco drummers upped the ante and reggae band Yah Roots kept the groove in full gear and had everyone dancing late into the night.

United Nations Day is celebrated worldwide to highlight the work of the United Nations in varied spheres of development across the world. In Jamaica, the day was celebrated under the theme 'Partners for Development: Helping Jamaica to Achieve its Vision 2030 Goals'.  Here are the highlights.