Grenada Broadcasting Network

24th June 2024




Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
International Business and CARICOM Affairs, Mrs. Roxie Mc Leish Hutchinson,
represented Grenada at the United Nations (UN) second Global Preparatory Workshop
held in Botswana this week.

Delegates at the workshop discussed their respective country’s efforts to implement the
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the upcoming Voluntary National Reports

The global workshop, organised by the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs
(UN DESA) and sponsored by the European Union and Italy, specifically targeted the
countries due to present their reports at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable
Development, scheduled for July.

The Permanent Secretary underscored the workshop as a significant preparatory tool as
Grenada prepares to present its first report on the implementation of the SDGs.
She said, “The Government of Grenada has committed to the implementation of the
SDGs noting that all 17 SDGs are addressed by the 217 strategic actions identified to
drive the development of vision 2035 for Grenada.”

The Botswana workshop, according to a UN press release, was intended to intended to provide an opportunity to share
good practices, lessons learned, and issues faced by participating countries in the
preparation of their reports and presentation at the high-level forum.

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