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UN Environment Executive Director Solheim opens Jamaica SRO

30 November 2016

  • The official launch of the UNEP Caribbean Sub-Regional Office (SRO) in Jamaica took place on 30 November at the International Seabed Authority Building in Kingston.

The official launch of the UNEP Caribbean Sub-Regional Office (SRO) in Jamaica took place on 30 November at the International Seabed Authority Building in Kingston. UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Bruno Pouezat delivered welcome remarks while Ambassador Marcia Gilbert-Roberts, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, spoke on Jamaica’s commitment to the United Nations and to the United Nations Environment Programme.

Under-Secretary General & Executive Director of UN Environment, Mr. Erik Solheim was in attendance at the launch, addressing the audience on the UN Environment in the Caribbean. The Honourable Daryl Vaz, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation emphasized the importance being placed on the environment by the Government of Jamaica.

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Ribbon cutting ceremony for the official opening of the UNEP Caribbean Sub-Regional Office
Caption: Ribbon cutting ceremony for the official opening of the UNEP Caribbean Sub-Regional Office
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