St. Vincent and The Grenadines elected to The United Nations Security Council

Rhonda King is St. Vincent’s ambassador to the UN and President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has welcomed the election of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the Security Council of the United Nations (UN), as an opportunity for a small state to bring a unique perspective to threats to international peace and security.

“I congratulate Prime Minister Gonsalves and his team and the diplomats of our Member States on this successful bid by a CARICOM candidate”, Ambassador LaRocque said.  The country became the fourth CARICOM Member State to be elected to the Security Council when it garnered 185 votes of the 193 available for the non-permanent seat reserved for the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States for the two-year term 2020-2021.  St. Vincent and the Grenadines has become the smallest state ever to be elected to the Council.

The Secretary-General noted that at this time, a voice for Small Island and low-lying coastal Developing States (SIDS) in the Security Council was much needed, adding that historically it was a voice that had been the least heard on the Council.

“I am confident that St. Vincent and the Grenadines, whose candidature was endorsed by the Group of Latin America and the Caribbean at the UN (GRULAC), will be a strong advocate on behalf of the Region and the wider SIDS community, particularly for the issues that are important to us”, Ambassador LaRocque added.

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9 Comments

  1. Bob Denis
    June 11, 2019

    This is nothin to BRAY about , it’s all about window dressing at the end of the day . The 5 permanent members with vetoing powers , have all the say , St Vincent’ feel good sitting , will be to go along to get along. Don’t be DECEIVED , the United Nations is an International FALLACY.

    • Successful
      June 11, 2019

      You are a full time idiot, If you don’t understand anything about policy ask questions. Dominica is a stagnant country, SVG is multi island country with one billion budget. Ask yourself what can I do for my country, and stop try to pull down success in another man country…

  2. Anon
    June 10, 2019

    congrats St. Vincent will you be able to stop wars so humanity can live in peace and prosper

  3. June 10, 2019

    I am so proud of St. Vincent and the Grenadines for this accomplishment. I believe that this is a voice of reason and objectivity that needs listening to. Congratulations are in order.

  4. Truth Be Told
    June 10, 2019

    American Airlines will add a second weekly flight from Miami to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, starting in December this year. Amazing! Meanwhile back in Dominica…?
    https://www.travelagentcentral.com/transportation/air-travel-approval-for-aa-qantas-partnership-new-flights?fbclid=IwAR1t8rUmjayFviikmM0z6woVOdk9yW8p1_H8l73i3K9nrnaLWnFmTdEJp9c

  5. DAPossieMasse
    June 9, 2019

    Is this the same man who said and advice that Dominica does not need an airport? Hmmmmm

    Looks like an international airport can get one elected to the UNSC. International travelers can come and go overnight… a benefit for development. Gonsalves never forgot the days when Dominica was the place to go in the Caribbean. Keep Dominica as it is, he gets the invitation.

    As the Spanish people would say: Stupido

  6. viewsexpressed
    June 9, 2019

    Whoooooaaaaaaa, well done St. Vincent and Dr. Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves. You all have our heads over water, while Domininca is floating under a Bridge of troubled waters. Incompetent, thundering, dirty, failed corrupt Labour Government and this failed immature Odd Minister. Skerrit must go and please take your failed warriors with you.

  7. The future
    June 8, 2019

    WOW SVG moving mountain, congratulations to the government and the people. They will be sitting down with all the powerful world leader when making decisions. Also I see SVG going to start having in the near future their own Boeing 747-400 airline, I herd about four of them…https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnews784.com%2Flocal-news%2F747-aircraft-owned-by-local-investors-arrive-in-st-vincnet%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7Ce8e010a12052489290f708d6e1677191%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636944231729034712&sdata=I79wiZdOV5wiRs%2Fni0pHj%2Fgw2P07BYZdg1Edyr3OWiw%3D&reserved=0

    • Annon
      June 9, 2019

      You need to study the purpose and origins of the UN instead of being swept away by prestige. The purpose is to get rid of the human species.

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