Holness in New York for United Nations General Assembly
Prime Minister Andrew Holness
Prime Minister Andrew Holness departed the island Sunday night for the 73rd Session of the United General Assembly in New York.
According to a news release from the Office of the Prime Minister, Holness will on Monday attend a high-level plenary meeting on global peace in honor of the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, known as the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit. The plenary will adopt a political declaration negotiated by Member States.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, Holness will engage a series of bilateral discussions with other leaders, the OPM said, adding that Thursday will see the prime minister bringing opening remarks at a CARICOM High-Level Breakfast event which will see the launch of Caribbean Moves.
Holness will also participate in the Third High-Level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). This is a major presentation as Jamaica and other nations across the world devise strategies to combat NCDs.
He will wrap up his working visit on Friday with a series of meetings with senior representatives of the private and banking sectors.
Holness is supported by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, Senator Matthew Samuda and Robert Nesta Morgan, Director of Communications in the Office of the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister will return to the island on Friday, September 28.
During his absence, Dr Horace Chang, Minister of National Security will be in charge of Government.