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MANLEY SMITH VOICES PRIORITY AREAS FOR JAMAICA AS NATIONS OF THE GLOBAL SOUTH DISCUSS ISSUES AFFECTING THE BUILDING WORLD

According to Minister Johnson Smith, the Global South, and particularly Small Tropical isle Developing States (SIDS), were the worst affected by influences of climate change. As a result, the Minister reiterated the particular urgent call for ambitious weather action and the fulfilment of climate financing commitments by Global North.
Speaking at the International Ministers’ Session of the Tone of voice of the South Summit managed by the Republic of Indian, the current President of the G20, Minister Johnson Smith stated that, “The COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine and geo-political tensions, have got ushered in a new period of global uncertainty plus insecurity, and highlighted the vulnerability of the Global Southern to exogenous shocks. ”
The Minister also suggested the sharing of models such as the CARICOM ‘25 by 2025 Initiative’ (a intend to reduce the Caribbean food import bill by 25% by year 2025) across regions, and technical cooperation among the countries of the Global South, to promote increased food production, trade, and the availability of inputs for the Agricultural and Fisheries sector.
Reflecting for the contradiction between countries’ improving need for capital expenditure plus their mounting fiscal constraints, the Minister implored the G20 “to consider the requirement for a new approach to the international financial architecture aligned using the SDGs, and perhaps more directly, a new vulnerability index to permit greater flexibility as the Global South works towards environmentally friendly development – beyond simple recovery to our pre-crisis ranges. ”
Jamaica was the only CARICOM participant in the Foreign Ministers Program. The two-day virtual Peak is being executed under the theme “ Unity of Voice, Unity of Objective . ” It provides a platform for the Global South to share perspectives, priorities, worries, and expectations, for height to the global agenda, especially during G20 engagements over the course of India’s Presidency.
Johnson Smith further noted that food insecurity looks millions of the world’s many vulnerable and underscored the necessity to address the grim reality through “innovative action, partnerships and collaborative work at every level, to strengthen the particular resilience of food systems in developing countries. ”
Additionally , the Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) applauded India’s commitment to inclusive global leadership, and emphasized that, “Jamaica offers and continues to support the call for reformed multilateralism that allows the voices of the Worldwide South, as the world’s majority, to be better represented on the decision-making table. ”
Photo Caption: Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade presents during the Voice of the South Summit hosted by India on Thursday, January 12.
Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) of Foreign Affairs plus Foreign Trade emphasised as well as energy security, the combat climate change and the cross-cutting challenge of financing for development, because areas of priority which should be given attention by world market leaders at the upcoming Group of 20 (G20) Summit in India.
With respect to energy, the particular Foreign Minister called for a global community to lend the support in scaling up the transition towards cleaner and much more sustainable forms of energy. The lady noted the benefits of Jamaica’s a regular membership of the India-led International Pv Alliance (ISA) and encouraged elevation on the G20 agenda of similar pragmatic plans and programmes supportive of energy transition by fiscally constrained developing countries.

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