Antigua and Barbuda has been gaining recognition on the global stage under the leadership Prime Minister Gaston Browne.
PM Browne revealed that the country’s growing respect can be seen in its selection to host next year’s Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) conference.
This is expected to attract up to 5,000 attendees and is a testament to Antigua and Barbuda’s ability to punch above its weight.
PM Browne also shared that the United Nations is looking towards Antigua and Barbuda to champion many causes, including the new global eye care initiative.
Additionally, the country has been leading the ‘loss and damage’ campaign, which PM Browne first raised at COP 26 in Scotland and again at COP 27 in Egypt.
However, some sections of the media have been crediting another Caribbean state for leadership in this campaign, when in fact, Antigua and Barbuda has been leading from the start.
As one of the senior prime ministers in CARICOM, PM Browne has led an administration that has done an ‘enormous’ amount of work on the international scene.
This includes negotiating with the international financial community on the issue of de-risking, which threatened the region’s banking system.
PM Browne has received regular invitations from other governments and international institutions to address several issues of concern, such as climate change and the challenges facing small states.
He co-chaired the recent efforts to create and promote the Multi-Dimensional Vulnerability Index (MVI), presented at a meeting of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund held last week in Morocco.
Antigua and Barbuda’s growing reputation is a testament to the country’s hard work and dedication to promoting important causes on the global stage.