2 Vincentians selected as Ambassadors for key OECS summit

(Press Release) – The OECS Commission recently welcomed 27 leaders from across the region and internationally
as official event ambassadors for the 2021 Sustainable Development Movement (SDM) Summit,
scheduled to be held on 22-23 September 2021.

Representing St. Vincent and the Grenadines are Aria Laidlow and Moureeze Franklyn. They were selected from a pool of 254 applicants.

They are looking forward to growing the Movers for the SDM Summit while planning and
implementing local programmes geared towards spreading awareness about the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) and facilitating discussion forums that will unearth innovative
solutions that are positioned to accelerate the development of the Large Ocean Developing States
of the Caribbean.

Aria has selected SDG 13 (Climate Action), while Moureeze is focused on SDG 5(Gender
Equality). This is not the first time the two will be working together, having been selected last year
to participate in the US Embassy Bridgetown’s Inaugural Women in Politics and Leadership

Both young women are excited and committed to using their experience and expertise in the aim
of facilitating the pathway to sustainable development in the region.

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