Minister with responsibility for Social Development in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) the Hon. Eric Evelyn is currently in the Commonwealth of Dominica to participate in an Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) ministerial meeting.
The two day meeting which will run from Tuesday 12th to Wednesday 13th November will see the keynote address being given by Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica the Hon. Dr. Roosevelt Skerrit on the theme “Making Human Dignity the Centre of Development,” which will set the tone for the discussions on multiple matters including the contribution of social protection to regional economic growth; the effective management and implementation of foster care in the OECS; and the barriers faced by minority groups related to accessing social protection services.
The 5th Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Human and Social Development of the OECS will be chaired by the Minister of Health and Social Services of the Commonwealth of Dominica the Hon. Dr. Kenneth Darroux (DA –ROO).
OECS Ministers of Human and Social Development; The Human and Social Development Unit of the OECS Commission; representatives of UNICEF Eastern Caribbean; and of the International Labour Organization are also expected to be in attendance.
Minister Evelyn is being accompanied by Mr. Keith Glasgow, Permanent Secretary in the ministry of Social Development who participated in the Permanent Secretaries meeting Monday, 11th November.