CaribWorldNews, UNITED NATIONS, NY, Thurs. July 1, 2010: United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, is set to be in Jamaica this weekend.
Ban is set to travel to Jamaica this weekend to attend the CARICOM summit of heads of governments of the Caribbean region. He will discuss regional efforts to try to achieve the social and economic targets known as the Millennium Development Goals, the United Nations announced Wednesday.
In his address to the CARICOM gathering, Ban is also set to discuss UN efforts to support Haiti in the aftermath of January`s catastrophic earthquake, which killed more than 200,000 people and left at least one million others homeless.
He will also have bilateral meetings with various heads of Government from the Caribbean as well as representatives of regional organizations.
The Thirty-First Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community is slated to begin in Montego Bay on Sunday.
In September the UN chief will host a high-level event at UN Headquarters in New York that is aimed at charting the progress so far towards the MDGs and determining where attention and resources should be devoted between now and 2015.