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PM meets UN head

NATASHA BECKLES, [email protected]

PM meets UN head

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PRIME MINISTER Freundel Stuart met with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, on the sidelines of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), currently being held in Samoa.

They discussed the way forward ‎since the adoption of the Barbados Programme of Action in 1994 and the priorities of SIDS in the ongoing conference.

Ban conveyed his appreciation ‎for Barbados’ leadership on all issues related to SIDS and exchanged views with Prime Minister Stuart on the impact of climate change on SIDS, the Green Climate Fund and the implementation of the outcome document of the SIDS Conference.

They also spoke about enhancing and strengthening the UN System Support and improving SIDS-SIDS Cooperation – the SAMOA Pathway.

During the meeting, the two officials also discussed the upcoming Climate Summit which will be held in New York on September 23, 2014 and Barbados’ upcoming Chairmanship of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in July 2015. (BGIS)