|File: PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar at the UN|
She is expected to speak at 9:30 AM. State broadcaster CNMG would carry the speech live on its television service and on 90.1 FM.
The ongoing discussions focus on how to improve global economic governance following since the international economic and financial debt crisis that began in 2008.
The Prime Minister's contribution will deal with this trend and focus on the role of informal groups, such as the G20. She would also offer some insight into how countries can help enhance communications among international financial institutions, the G20 and the rest of the world.
And she would offer her own perspective through the sharing of her concerns, views and experiences as a leader within the Caribbean Basin.
This event is one of several that Persad-Bissessar will attend in the coming week. She leaves for the United States on Sunday and will attend the Americas-Africa Business Forum, which has been organised by the Organisation of American States (OAS) in Washington DC.
During the visit Persad-Bissessar will hold a series of meetings and at the Forum she will participate in discussions on the theme: “New Commercial Partnerships for Economic Growth”. She is scheduled to speak at the event along with the Prime Minister of Nambia, Dr. Hage Geingob.
The Prime Minister also attend the “Spirits of the Americas” charity event where she will receive an award for her commitment to promoting issues affecting women and children in the Americas.
The PM will return home on April 20. During her absence Foreign Minister Winston Dookeran will be acting Prime Minister. She is also going to Canada for an official visit from April 23 to 26 at the invitation of Canadian PM Stephen Harper.