BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS- President of Kenya, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, officially hands over the presidency of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 15) to Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley on October 5, 2021.
President Kenyatta said UNCTAD 15 is taking place in extraordinary circumstances and expressed confidence in Ms. Mottley’s ability to lead the world through this meeting, which is addressing complex development challenges.
“Despite the unprecedented challenges, occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, UNCTAD has remained steadfast in delivering on its mandate with the unwavering support of all its members,” President Kenyatta stated.
Ms. Mottley thanked the President saying she was accepting the mantle on behalf of the Government and people of Barbados and the Caribbean Community at this juncture in the world affairs when so much seemed to be going wrong.
“We believe the issues, in many instances, can be met by judicious policies, fairness, equity, and
opportunity. But we also recognize that easy as it is to say so, it is that much harder to persuade.”
Ms. Mottley noted that the past two days of the hybrid conference had proven to be a “ground-breaker”, which worked well.
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