Roseau, Dominica, September 19, 2023: The President of Dominica, His Excellency Charles A. Savarin, SAH, DAH, GCCO, is heading Dominica’s delegation to the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York from September 18 to 26, 2023.
The session is being held under the theme “Rebuilding Trust and Reigniting Global
Solidarity: Accelerating Action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals Towards Peace, Prosperity, Progress and Sustainability for all.”
World leaders meet at the UN Headquarters every September to debate key developmental issues affecting Member States. This year, discussions focus on climate finance and mitigation and will explore solutions to advance peace, security, and sustainable development.
President Savarin will address the General Assembly on the morning of Thursday, September 21, 2023.
His Excellency delivered an address to a High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Monday, September 18 and called for urgent action from the international community to reform the international financial architecture and ensure an enabling environment for developing countries to actively participate in and benefit from the global economy.
He stated that CARICOM’s support for gender equality, empowerment of women and girls, reduction in domestic poverty, access to clean water and sanitation, food and energy security and the use of technology is a transformative tool for economic growth.
Dominica’s delegation to UNGA 2023 includes First Lady Mrs. Clara Savarin, Spouse of the President; Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Business, Trade and Energy, Honourable Dr. Vince Henderson; Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Business, Trade and Energy, Mrs. Barbara Dailey; and Dominica’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Kelver Darroux.
In absence of President Savarin from the State, His Excellency Hubert J. Charles will discharge the duties of Acting President of the Commonwealth of Dominica.