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  • Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller will on Thursday, July 30, address a special United Nations (UN) Open Debate on Peace and Security Challenges Facing Small Island Developing States (SIDS) at the UN Headquarters in New York.
  • Mrs. Simpson Miller was invited as to give the Jamaican and Caribbean perspective during the panel discussion on the issue.
  • The other panellists from SIDS Member States are the Prime Minister of Samoa Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi and the Seychelles Minister of Finance, Trade and the Blue Economy, Jean Pail Adam.

Prime Minister Simpson Miller to Address UN Security Council on Peace and Security Threats Facing Jamaica and other Small Island Developing States of the Caribbean 

 

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller will on Thursday, July 30, address a special United Nations (UN) Open Debate on Peace and Security Challenges Facing Small Island Developing States (SIDS) at the UN Headquarters in New York.

Mrs. Simpson Miller was invited as to give the Jamaican and Caribbean perspective during the panel discussion on the issue. The other panellists from SIDS Member States are the Prime Minister of Samoa Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi and the Seychelles Minister of Finance, Trade and the Blue Economy, Jean Pail Adam.

Prime Minister Simpson Miller is expected to outline Jamaica’s efforts to secure its people, protect its borders and participate in global peace and security initiatives. Mrs. Simpson Miller will underscore the close link between national, regional and global peace and security and economic and social development issues. The Jamaican Prime Minister will outline some measures that are necessary to enable small island nations such as Jamaica and other Caribbean countries to overcome security challenges.

The current security challenges in Jamaica, including the prevalence of the gun related murders, the proliferation of guns, the effects of the drugs trade and other dimensions of transnational organised crime, will feature in Prime Minister Simpson Miller’s statement to the UN Security Council.

The Prime Minister will travel to New York today, Wednesday, July 29 and return on Friday, July 31. During the Prime Minister’s representation of Jamaica at the UN Security Council, Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies will be in charge of the Government.