The Honourable Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar
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The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs
Mr. Winston Dookeran
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H.E. Rodney Charles Ambassador/Permanent Representative (right) and The Hon Prime Minister (center) after a courtesy call on Secretary-General H.E. Ban Ki-Moon
To the visitors to this web page of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nations, New York, permit me to extend a very warm welcome. I hope that you will find here not only timely and relevant information about Trinidad and Tobago in general, but also be able to readily ascertain principled positions of policy positions advanced by Trinidad and Tobago within the United Nations on a wide range of global issues. Such issues as environmental degradation, endemic poverty, disease, under-development, intolerance, terrorism, the arms trade treaty, the global drug trade and the illicit proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, all pose a serious threat to our well-being and the very survival of our planet, and necessitate a sustained effort on the part of the international community.
Through the promotion of collective endeavour within the context of the United Nations, the universal forum for all States whether big or small, developed or developing, Trinidad and Tobago strives to work towards building a better and brighter future for all nations and all peoples in peace and prosperity. It is the view of the Trinidad and Tobago Mission that our country can only succeed if it is founded on the universal UN principles of the sovereign equality of all states, faith in fundamental human rights and the promotion of social progress and improved quality of life for all.