Jamaica elects Kamina Johnson Smith as one of 3 VPs of 77th Session of UNGA

While expressing pleasure, Kamina Smith stated," I am so pleased that has been elected to serve as one of 3 V-Ps of the 77th Session of the UNGA starting this September. Promotion of international peace

Jamaica elects Kamina Johnson Smith as one of 3 VPs of 77th Session of UNGA

Jamaica: Kamina Johnson Smith- Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica, has been elected to serve as one of 3 V-Ps of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly starting this September. The group is of the Latin American and the Caribbean States. 

While expressing pleasure, Kamina Smith stated,” I am so pleased that has been elected to serve as one of 3 V-Ps of the 77th Session of the UNGA starting this September. Promotion of international peace

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and security; Sustainable dept and Defence of human rights and dignity for all, remain hallmarks of our foreign policy.”

As per the press release issued by the government, Jamaica will be represented by Brian Wallace, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations- New York, and by Kamina Johnson Smith- Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, during the High-Level Segment of the 77th Session in September 2022.

Minister Johnson Smith congratulated Ambassador Wallace, noting, “The election of Jamaica to this post at this time bears special significance as it comes as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade celebrated 60 years of Jamaican Diplomacy. It is also most befitting as the Permanent Mission of Jamaica to the United Nations was among the first diplomatic Missions established by the government of Jamaica upon attaining independence in 1962.”

The Minister further added that they continue to ensure the elaboration of Jamaica’s interest in the multilateral system towards the promotion of international peace and security, the attainment of sustainable development, and the defence of dignity for all, which ultimately contribute to the realization of Jamaica’s growth and development objectives. 

She added that it is within the context that Jamaica has, in recent times, been at the forefront of several key international processes, including Financing for Development, climate change, human rights, the elimination of racism, and the slave trade. 

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Kamina Smith asserted,” The post of Vice Presidency for the 77th Session will provide us with the opportunity to further highlight, advance, and build consensus around these important issues.”