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The 4th United Nations Conference on Small Island States, also known as SIDS4, is scheduled from May 27 to May 30 at the American University of Antigua.
The conference will be held on the island and will draw thousands of delegates from various island nations worldwide.
During the conference, participants will have the opportunity to discuss various issues that threaten their survival due to factors such as climate change, external economic shocks, and burdensome debt.
The Antigua and Barbuda Mission in New York is leading the event’s organization, with several key Ministries and agencies in Antigua and Barbuda playing a significant role in its coordination.
Ambassador Walton Webson, Antigua and Barbuda’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, held meetings with key stakeholders and private sector partners, including Governor General Sir Rodney Williams, Prime Minister the Gaston Browne, Minister of Health and the Environment Sir Molwyn Joseph, Minister of Foreign Affairs the EP Chet Greene, Minister of Education the Daryl Matthew, and the National Coordinating Committee chaired by Ms Sheila Roseau, during his most recent visit.
The purpose of the meetings was to review progress and challenges, exchange thoughts and ideas, and provide updates. Ambassador Webson praised the efforts of the team and emphasized the importance of their roles in executing the conference.
He expressed his satisfaction with the progress in the construction of the conference center at the American University of Antigua and the level of collaboration across government agencies. Ambassador Webson also engaged in a media campaign to increase public awareness and educate individuals about the conference and its crucial matters.