Prime Minister Allen Chastanet will from Tuesday, September 20, 2016 attend the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 71).
The General Assembly commenced on Monday, September 19, at the UN headquarters in New York with several leaders expected to address the plenum.
Prime Minister Chastanet is scheduled to make a contribution to the General Debate of the General Assembly 71st Session on the morning of Saturday, September 24.
During his trip, the Prime Minister will also be taking time to meet with Saint Lucians in New York. The Consulate General of Saint Lucia in New York has invited Saint Lucian nationals and friends in the Tri-State region to attend a town hall meeting featuring the Prime Minster, and Minister in the Ministry of External Affairs, Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, this Saturday evening at the Mahalia Jackson Middle School, in Brooklyn, New York. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.
The evening’s activities will include a taste of Saint Lucian culture with performances by the Children of Culture, singer Kayanna Lumpkin and poet Ras Yah Yah.
In the Prime Minister’s absence, Minister for Equity, Social Justice, Empowerment, Youth Development, Sports and Local Government, Honourable Lenard Montoute, will serve as Acting Prime Minister.