Today, October 29, 2021, the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) is hosting two events as it joins other nations to celebrate United Nations Day.
According to a release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this is being done in collaboration with the United Nations, Barbados and Eastern Caribbean.
UN Day has been celebrated on October 24th since 1948, and marks the anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Charter in 1945.
To commemorate the UN’s 76th milestone, and to symbolise the ongoing partnership between SVG and the UN, the government is co-ordinating a Flag Raising Ceremony at 9.00 a.m today, at the Financial Complex, Kingstown. A tree planting ceremony to highlight action on climate, and the upcoming COP26, will also take place today at 11.30 a.m at the Rabacca Village. This event will be done by Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Saboto Caesar.
Both events will be attended by senior government officials as well as UN representatives.
Prime Minister, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, and UN Resident Co-ordinator, Didier Trebucq, will deliver remarks at the flag raising ceremony, which also marks SVG’s 41st anniversary of membership in the UN, having joined on September 16,1980.
The flag-raising ceremony will be livestreamed on VC3 and the VC3 facebook page where it can be viewed by the pubic.
UN Day also will be observed in Barbados and across select OECS countries.