Foreign Affairs Minister attends UN Summit

Dr Darroux speaks with Antigua and Barbuda’s Foreign Affairs Minister E.P Chet Green at UN.

 

Climate change continues to dominate talks at the United Nations General Assembly, with Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Kenneth Darroux at the center of it.

Dr. Darroux is among some top officials from across the region, and the world by extension, currently in New York at the UN Summit.

The first full in-person meeting of the United Nations General Assembly since the Covid-19 pandemic got underway this morning in New York.

Dr. Darroux has joined leaders from across the globe at the 77th session of the body.

In his opening remarks, the UN’s top chief, António Guterres, said that the world was in peril, and geo-political divides were undermining international law, trust in democratic institutions, and all forms of international cooperation.

“We cannot go on like this,” Guterres said. “We have a duty to act. And yet we are gridlocked in colossal global dysfunction.”

In remarks that pivoted between alarm and hope, the secretary general made demands for collective action.

He warned of a world burning because of climate change and said the U.N. charter and the ideals it presents are in jeopardy, alluding to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the inequalities that have exploded as food and energy prices rise.

“Let’s have no illusions. We are in rough seas,” Guterres said in one of the most candid speeches he has ever delivered to world leaders.

He identified three areas where he said leaders should come together, namely – peace and security, the climate crisis, and addressing inequality in developing countries.

The war in Ukraine, Guterres said, has unleashed widespread destruction with massive violations of human rights and international humanitarian law.

Every UN member has been invited to send a delegation to the assembly and each member state is allowed an equal vote when deciding on resolutions.

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6 Comments

  1. Lin clown
    September 26, 2022

    JAH KA.S,when Skerrit travel all uneducated UWP supporters say he traveling too much on tax money.When somebody else go,you say he cannot go to USA.Massacre and Accountant for you information the Rt Hon Dr Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit,met President Joe Biden of the USA and his wife First Lady Dr.Jill Biden at the Microsoft center in Los Angeles on June 9 2022.That was three(3) months ago.I guess when Skerrit was in the USA the FBI was in Massacre.According to one of their own,all the JAH KAS.ES do is make up stories

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  2. Iamanidiot
    September 24, 2022

    “Climate change climate change!” All of them jump on a jet to go and sit don in an office and talk. What happen to zoom? All of them driving their big cars. What systems they putting in place that eradicating the use of papers so less trees to cut down? or green fuel?
    But at the end of the day, no decision the caribbean makes will impact climate change, it’s countries like China that causing it, nobody can tell those countries what to do so….at the end of the day it is what it is.

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    • Toto
      September 26, 2022

      And our Haitian brothers cutting down trees to make charbon and we ourselves buy used cars and inferior tires for our vehicles that use inferior sulphur rich fuel from Venezuela. How many electric cars on Dominica the Nature island? What wonderful hypocrites we are.

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  3. Massacre
    September 23, 2022

    The P.M time will soon come when the Feds roll on him for the atrocities he has been doing . Just wait an see.

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  4. Accountant
    September 23, 2022

    It looks like the entire cabinet was having a jolly in the big Apple at the exchequers expense. But wait a while, but the man in charge was missing… FBI country I guess! How many heads of government on earth can say they are hiding from the Feds. 10 maybe? What a great PM (with dimples) we have!

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