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Antigua and Barbuda Ambassador Elected to UN Joint Inspection Unit

Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador, Conrod Hunte was elected with overwhelming support from the United Nations Member States to serve on the United Nations Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) for the term 2023-2027.

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A release from Assistant Director of Communications, Angelica O’Donoghue, informed that the election took place at the UN Headquarters in New York on November 11th during the ongoing 76th General Assembly Session.

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Antigua and Barbuda presented Ambassador Hunte’s candidature under one seat allocated to the Group of Latin America and Caribbean States (GRULAC). The election resulted in the twin island nation receiving 138 votes as opposed to the other candidate’s 45.

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Ambassador Hunte has more than 30 years experience in Diplomacy, International Affairs, Renewable Energy, UN Oversight and Management. He is also Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and is serving his last year as a member of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) of the United Nations, a seat that Antigua and Barbuda occupies on behalf of CARICOM.

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