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JAMAICA | PNP Congratulates Pamela Coke Hamilton on her UN Appointment

Featured Ms Pamela Coke-Hamilton appointed  by the United Nation’s Secretary General as the new Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC) Ms Pamela Coke-Hamilton appointed by the United Nation’s Secretary General as the new Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC)
KINGSTON, JAMAICA, July 24, 2020: The People’s National Party (PNP) extends its congratulations to Ms Pamela Coke-Hamilton on her appointment by the United Nation’s Secretary General as the new Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC), the joint agency of the United Nation’s Conference on Trade and Development and the World Trade Organization (WTO). 

The Party said it is a well-merited appointment as Ms Coke-Hamilton brings to the position a reservoir of knowledge and expertise, having served in several positions in the Government of Jamaica, in the Caribbean as Executive Director of the Caribbean Export Development Agency and within the OAS and the United Nations.  She has worked extensively with the private sector and has done much to strengthen the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) throughout the region through investment promotion and innovation.

Ms Coke-Hamilton is the second Jamaica woman who has emerged from the Jamaican public sector to occupy this position.   Former president of JAMPRO, Pat Francis served as Executive Director of the ITC between  2006 and 2013. 

We agree with the assessment of UN Secretary General that Ms Coke-Hamilton brings a profound understanding of the challenges faced by the Small Island States and the struggling economies throughout the region and the world, and would, therefore, bring about the fundamental changes necessary to advance their development. The challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable economies will demand her unique understanding and expertise. 

“We do not doubt that Ms Coke-Hamilton will deliver on her remit and make us all proud as Jamaicans,” the PNP General Secretary said. Over time, we will look back at the contributions made by these Jamaican women to inspire the next generation, Mr Robinson said.

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  • Countries: Jamaica