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 beginning this September. The group is of the Latin American and the Caribbean States. 

While expressing pleasure, Kamina Smith said,” I’m so happy that has been elected to serve as one of 3 V-Ps of the 77th Session of the UNGA beginning this September. Promotion of worldwide peace

and safety; Sustainable dept and Defence of human rights and dignity for all, stay hallmarks of our overseas coverage.”

As per the press launch issued by the federal government, Jamaica will probably 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, throughout the High-Level Segment of the 77th Session in September 2022.

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

The Minister additional added that they proceed to make sure the elaboration of Jamaica’s curiosity within the multilateral system in direction of the promotion of worldwide peace and safety, the attainment of sustainable growth, and the defence of dignity for all, which in the end contribute to the belief of Jamaica’s progress and growth goals. 

She added that it’s throughout the context that Jamaica has, in latest instances, been on the forefront of a number of key international processes, together with Financing for Development, local weather change, human rights, the elimination of racism, and the slave commerce. 

Kamina Smith asserted,” The put up of Vice Presidency for the 77th Session will present us with the chance to additional spotlight, advance, and construct consensus round these vital points.”


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