Ambassador Rhonda King, Permanent Representative to the United Nations handed over St. Vincent and the Grenadines Presidency of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to Norway on July 25th.
After two years as a member of the Bureau of the Economic and Social Council, first as Vice President, and then as President, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has left a solid record of performance which has been lauded by the members of both ECOSOC and the General Assembly.
Ambassador King also highlighted that the 2019 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) under the auspices of the ECOSOC during St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ presidency was the most successful yet. St. Vincent and the Grenadines has left a solid legacy, as underscored by the membership during (and beyond) the closing ceremony.
Norway has promised to carry on and build upon on the work done by St. Vincent and the Grenadines. One of our noteworthy innovations/contributions is the unprecedented level of collaboration between the General Assembly and the EOCOSC. Ambassador King said, “We will endeavor to do likewise between the ECOSOC and the Security Council.