Prime Minister Gaston Browne leads discussions on the MVI at two-day meeting at the United Nations in New York


Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne on Tuesday travelled to New York where he will attend a series of engagements primarily focused on actualising the progress made on the Multidimensional Vulnerability Index (MVI).

Prime Minister Browne, together with former Prime Minister of Norway, the Hon. Erna Solberg, are Co-Chairs of the United Nations High Level Panel on the MVI, which seeks to introduce a more accurate reflection of the needs of countries whose vulnerabilities increase their exposure to external shocks.

By virtue of the current measurements, like a country’s Gross National Income (GNI), vulnerable states are limited in the type of concessionary financing they are able to access to recover from major disasters.

The MVI seeks to change this by developing an inclusive approach that not only considers a country’s fiscal state but its ability to respond to major climatic events like a disastrous hurricane or global economic shocks.

During his visit, Prime Minister Browne as Co-Chair of the HLP, will lead discussions at a two-day retreat at the United Nations Headquarters with economists, policymakers, and leaders of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) who have an abiding interest in bringing the MVI to reality.

Prime Minister Browne is also scheduled to hold bilateral discussions with UN Secretary- General, His Excellency António Guterres. He will be joined in those discussions by Antigua and Barbuda’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations His Excellency Walton Webson and Deputy Permanent Representative Mr. Tumasie Blair.

Prime Minister Browne and Secretary-General Guterres will dialogue on the progress of work so far on the MVI and the Fourth SIDS Conference that will be held in Antigua and Barbuda in 2024. Prime Minister Browne is also expected to make use of the opportunity to discuss the challenges arising from the economic fallout that gripped Antigua and Barbuda and other Small Island Developing States as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Also on the Prime Minister’s itinerary of meetings are bilateral discussions with Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, His Excellency Mr. Gilad Erdan and the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations Her Excellency Dame Barbara Woodward.

Prime Minister Browne returns to the state on Friday.  Attorney General and Minister for Legal Affairs, the Hon. Steadroy Benjamin will assume the role of Acting Prime Minister from today Tuesday.

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  1. Wow wow wow PM Brown Sir kindly meet with the Antigua and Barbuda Diaspora not with the body but with the executive put in place a date when you can have a general meeting be like all our Caribbean Heads of Government

  2. Leadership matters. As you can see our PM is respected outside our shores at the highest levels. Can you imagine Pringle leading that delegation? Total embarrassment it would have been.

  3. Look how she living high on the hog. She gone traveling all over the globe and a nyam good food and wine while all all you that voted for her a nyman she table scraps dem. She nar pay pensioners, she nar pay former LIAT employees the money owed to them, she nar pay salaries to government workers, she nar pay hospital workers but she can buy expensive tickets to concerts in a England and pay big money to attend the King coronation. The same King she want to remove our nation from and become a republic so she can be the 1st queen of Antigua. Well hear wah, if Antigua was a kingdom she would be a queen but Antigua is a country. That would make her a proper Cnt.

    You voted this bitch in now you have to live with her for until the next time. Murders, rapes, thefts happening here and where she? She traveling around on your tax dollars hobnobbing all over the place while you can’t even put food on your table to feed your family. You have stove, you have TV, you have microwave, you have driver’s license, you have fridge but you can’t eat none a dem. You and your family starving all because you accepted her bribes of the previously mentioned shit. I hope you love how you fling way your votes dem.

    Porkston Browne only representing herself and what’s best for her. Don’t forget she said to her cabinet members, practice creative self enrichment. How rich are you who voted for her? All you so stupid.

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