Assembly President, Julian R. Hunte Receives Award from
Pope John Paul II
Holiness the Pope, John Paul 11 has given a major recognition
to Julian R. Hunte, Minister for External Affairs, International
Trade and Civil Aviation, and President of the Fifty-eighth
Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Minister Hunte is to receive the Knight of the Grand
Cross Pian Order, in recognition of his accomplishments
at the United Nations, during his Presidency of the
Mr. Hunte is especially commended for the major role
he played in the consensus adoption of the General Assembly
resolution entitled "Participation of the Holy
See in the work of the United Nation'. READ MORE>>
In accepting the award, Minister Hunte acknowledged
the tremendous support his Presidency has received from
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Kenny D. Anthony and the
Government and people of Saint Lucia; the members of
his Cabinet; the Governments of the Caribbean Community
(CARICOM); and other States of the Latin American and
The award will be bestowed on Minister Hunte by His
Eminence, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Secretary of State
of the Holy See, at a ceremony to be held on September
19, 2004, in New York.
In making the announcement, Dr. Anthony said, "The
Government and People of Saint Lucia are justifiably
proud of Minister Hunte's accomplishments, and for the
commendation he has received from His Holiness the Pope".
He noted that the award would serve to strengthen the
already close ties between the Government and People
of Saint Lucia and the Holy See.