ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, MONDAY, 20th SEPTEMBER, 2010 _ Prime Minister Hon. Tillman Thomas, left Grenada on Saturday to undertake a series of engagements in the United States, including an address to the United Nations and a town hall meeting with Grenadians in the New York area.
The Prime Minister is accompanied by his Aide - Gerry Hopkin, Minister for the Environment – Hon. Michael Church, Minister for Foreign Affairs – Hon. Peter David, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Lana Mc Phail and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of the Environment – Sally Ann Logie.
The Grenada delegation will participate in the UN General Assembly, which will debate the UN’s Millennium Development Goals associated with poverty reduction, and host a meeting of the Alliance of Small Islands States (AOSIS).
The Prime Minister is expected to make a case at the UN General Assembly for a binding agreement on gas emissions when the matter comes up for debate in Mexico in December. The Prime Minister will continue to make the case for greater assistance for small island states in the fight against global warming and climate change.
“We cannot and we must not let these issues go cold. It is our states, our limited land resource and our economic development that are at stake. Climate change and global warming is a matter of survival for us and we must continue to push for them to be addressed strategically and effectively,” the Grenadian leader said Friday.
The Grenadian leader will use his visit to the United States to update Grenadians in New York on developments at home as the government seeks to enhance and expand the role of the Diaspora in the life of the nation.
“We see meetings like these as paramount when we visit the major cities of North America and Europe. We believe every Grenadian, can play a part in the development of the homeland no matter where they live,” the Prime Minister said.
Prime Minister Thomas will also attend the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting and award ceremony hosted by former United States President Bill Clinton.
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