H.E. Ms. Kamina Johnson Smith

Statement Summary

KAMINA JOHNSON SMITH, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica, noted that the United Nations Charter envisioned inclusive sustainable development alongside international peace and security in achieving a better world after the Second World War. Adding that most nations aspire to this world, she said Member States can only achieve development goals through international dialogue and increased assistance. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has further compromised development, especially for small island developing States like Jamaica. She applauded the contributions the United Nations has already made to development, adding that her country supports its work and efforts to make the Organization more coherent.