Yesterday, our Ambassador H.E. I. Rhonda King handed over the Presidency of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to H.E. Ambassador Mona Juul, Permanent Representative of Norway.
In her handing over remarks, Ambassador King appealed to Member States to use and believe in ECOSOC as ECOSOC will be as effective as Member States are committed to making it.
She further expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the session’s Bureau for their unyielding support and guidance and the Group of Latin America and the Caribbean for their faith in her and for the opportunity for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to have been the regional representative in the ECOSOC bureau over the last two years.
Ambassador King also recognised the 73rd President of the General Assembly, H.E. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, for her unwavering support of the presidency and the work of ECOSOC, as well as the United Nations Deputy Secretary General, H.E. Amina Mohammed and UNDESA and DGACM.
As a newly elected Member of the United Nations Security Council for the term 2020-2021, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines intends to explore ways to build stronger links between ECOSOC and the Security Council.
Once a President of ECOSOC always a champion of ECOSOC.