Learn about the issues prioritized by the leaders of the Caribbean in the UN General Assembly

In September 2018, governors of all the continents met in New York in the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly.

The UN General Assembly is one of the six deliberative, normative and representative bodies of the United Nations. The 193 member states are represented in this forum to discuss and work together on a wide range of issues related to the Charter of the United Nations, such as human rights, gender equality, peace and security, development, etc.

Cepei made a selection of the issues prioritized by the Caribbean leaders in their presentations during the General Debate, which took place between September 25 and October 1: their classification as a middle-income country, the situation of Small Island Developing States, the call for the economic unblocking of Cuba and the urgency of reforming the United Nations to respond to the current needs of the Caribbean countries. Check the themes prioritized by each country, the videos and the texts of the speeches.

Watch the video of the speech | Read the speech text