Marina Walter, UN Resident Coordinator for T&T
NOW more than ever, Trinidad and Tobago needs to strengthen its relationship with the United Nations (UN) to work together on key issues as there is no definite date as to when the global pandemic will end.
As the UN-member states commemorates the 75th anniversary of UN Day, the date in 1945 when the UN Charter came into force on Saturday, Marina Walter UN Resident Coordinator to Trinidad and Tobago issued a press release wishing the country continued support.
She stated, “Trinidad and Tobago’s journey with the UN started within weeks of the country gaining independence in 1962. Since then, the UN has been a partner in the growth and development of T&T which has become a high-income country with one of the strongest economies in the Caribbean and a distinguished member of the UN.”
Walter added, “The global pandemic means now, more than ever, it is imperative we partner together to work on the underlying root causes of gender violence, to support farmers on rejuvenating agricultural production for better food security and to promote renewable energy for a more resilient and sustainable way of living. As partners, we stand ready to continue to support Trinidad and Tobago in these next crucial years as it responds to the pandemic, builds a strong recovery, combats increasing climate vulnerabilities and implements the Sustainable Development Goals for sustainable economic growth, social inclusion, and environmental protection.”
She stated, “ The Charter immortalised ideals that have stood the test of time as the blueprint for peace, prosperity and progress: the equality of nations large and small, human rights, the equality of men and women and the enduring value of cooperation between nations. The last 75 years have seen remarkable changes in the progress of our planet, but the journey is not over; in fact, it just took a different turn.”
Listen to Marina Walter UN Day message: