The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises members of the public that 27 th May, 2021, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren A. Henfield, MP, formally received a copy of the letter of appointment from the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, for Mr Garry Conille to serve as the United Nations Resident Coordinator (RC), with residence in Jamaica previously received virtually 28 th January, 2021.
Mr. Conille had previously presented a copy of his letter virtually to the Foreign Minister. In the meeting held after the presentation, both parties acknowledged the effort of the UN to reinforce its presence in The Bahamas through the establishment of a United Nations Coordinator Office, which is headed by the newly appointed UN Country Coordination Officer, Aneesah Abdullah.
Matters of mutual interest were also discussed, specifically the covid-19 pandemic and access to vaccines, climate change, economic resilience, the reform of international financing policies and the management of regular and irregular migration. Mr Conille and his team will also visit Abaco to gain a deeper appreciation for the realities faced on the ground post Hurricane Dorian.
Technical talks will take place on a regular basis between the Ministry and the Office of the Resident Coordinator.