St Kitts & Nevis: St Kitts & Nevis united with nations all over the globe for the celebrations of the 78 anniversary of the United Nations on October 24, 2023.
Dr Terrance Drew, Prime Minister and Mr Cosbert Woods, St. Kitts and Nevis’ UN Coordinator, including Governor General Dame Marcella Liburd, attended the ceremony. Government Headquarters on the church street, lit up with blue light, made the evening beautiful.
On the occasion of UN Day, the blue lights displayed and enhanced the beauty of Church Street.The Prime Minister addressed the ceremony and added this ceremony is very short and simple; however, very significant.
He also emphasized on being a member of the United Nations as it has been 40 years being the proud member of the organization.He laid significance on the way of celebrating as it is the symbolic gesture of blue lights for celebrating the momentous ceremony.
He said that the blue light will shine through the building is not just a light but a spectacle. He highlighted it as the symbol of commitment to the UN the country’s dedication to the sustainable development goals.
“The blue light serves as a representation of the Federation’s dedication to the values upheld by the UN,” said the Prime Minister.
In association with the statement, the PM extended that blue lights serve as a powerful commitment towards the 17 goals, which are in collaboration with the UN and have to be achieved by 2030.
These goals have the consideration towards the sustainable development of the St. Kitts and Nevis Island.
He further said that the responsibility for the achievement of the goals are not just with the government. It is the society’s approach. However, the duty belongs to the individuals of the nation as well.
The contribution by the UN acts as an energy catalyst, which will help in making the country more resilient and in building a sustainable economy.