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THE WORK OF THE MISSIONS ABROAD

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United Nations

NEW YORK — After three years at the helm of the Save our Sharks Coalition in New York, The Bahamas on Thursday, February 16, 2017, hosted some 30 Ambassadors to the United Nations at a lunch commemorating the handover of leadership of the Organisation to the Pew Charitable Trust. Over the past three years, The Bahamas Mission to the United Nations has had particular focus on the preservation of healthy Oceans and Seas and is now closely aligned with Ocean Sanctuary Alliance in pursuit of the fulfilment of UN Sustainable Development Goal 14, which is a global clarion call for conservation of healthy Oceans and Seas worldwide. Photo shows The Bahamas UN Ambassador H.E. Dr. Elliston Rahming handing over the ceremonial shark likeness to Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson of the Pew Trust.

Washington D C

WASHINGTON, DC – Ms. Lindsay Thompson, Senior Information Officer with the Bahamas Information Services (BIS), is among 22 professionals in their respective fields currently participating in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) sponsored by the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Washington, D.C., is the first of several U.S. cities that participants in IVLP will visit from February 13 to March 3. Launched in 1940, the IVLP “seeks to build mutual understanding between the United States and other nations through carefully designed professional visits to the United States for current and emerging foreign leaders,” according to a Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs document. On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, Ms. Thompson paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, at the Bahamas Embassy, 2220 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Pictured from left to right are Mr. Chet Neymour, Deputy Chief of Mission; Ms. Thompson; Ambassador Newry; and Ms. Jade Williams, Third Secretary, Bahamas Embassy.

Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland — Ms Marion Bethel, 2nd from the left, along with other new members of Geneva CEDAW meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.