Grenada: Prime Minister of Grenada, Dickon Mitchell, yesterday met with the ‘World’s Most Powerful Girl’, Zuriel Oduwole, on the sidelines of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 77) currently underway in New York.
Prime Minister Dickon Mitchell welcomed the opportunity to sit down with Zuriel, who, over the last nine years, has personally met with more than 30 Presidents and Prime Ministers, from Malta, Jamaica, Kenya, Croatia, Marshall Islands, Italy, to Fiji and dozens more, to proffer solutions to critical socio-economic development and existential issues of our time.
The young change leader and Dickon Mitchell discussed matters of youth empowerment, focusing on the power of young people under 40 and the measurable global development and influence of this group, especially in the area of climate education.
Prime Minister Mitchell also discussed the ways to push renewable energy and the resources which could promote climate resiliency.
Prime Minister Dickon Mitchell, and Foreign Affairs Minister, Joseph Andall, met with fellow leaders and colleagues at the opening of the high-level General Debate for the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Prime Minister Mitchell thanked Zuriel for her steadfast leadership at such a young age and offered congratulations on her most recent accomplishment, the Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon Award for ‘Exceptional Leadership.
The award recognizes Zuriel’s steady and consistent work over the last 10 years in education and gender development across Africa and the Caribbean; enunciating the confluence between climate and education; and, more recently, peace mediation between nations.
In the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, various Caribbean delegations participated and represented their countries. From St Kitts and Nevis, the Labour Party-led administration under the leadership of Dr Terrance Drew also visited with his delegation at the UNGA.
Newly elected prime minister of Grenada has represented the country at the General Assembly for the first time.