New common place to house the United Nations (UN) operations in St.Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) was officially inaugurated on Friday, September 9, 2022 in line with the United Nations Secretary General’s efficiency agenda.
Located on the first floor of the National Insurance Services Building in Kingstown, the office will now coordinate all UN interventions and projects with greater efficiency, while also reducing the overall carbon footprint as noted by Resident Coordinator of the United Nations, Barbados and Eastern Caribbean, Didier Treducq, a release from the Agency for Public Information (API) states.
During the official ceremony, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, senator Keisal Peters, said “The consolidation of UN services into a single space recognizes the need for a true system-wide unified presence to assuage logistical and operational challenges which may arise in the implementation of projects.”
Minister Peters further said that “the office provides a mechanism for the enhanced sustainability of UN interventions and the improvement of coordination on issues and responses appropriately tailored to meet the needs of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.”
The mandate of the United Nations is to coordinate multilateral relations, with the further goal to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations.