New UNICEF Representative To Grenada And The Eastern Caribbean Presents Letters Of Appointment To Grenada’s Foreign Minister 

PR – The new UNICEF representative to Grenada and the  Eastern Caribbean, Mr. Pieter Bult has presented his letters of Appointment to Hon.  Joseph Andall, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Export Development. 

Mr Bult, who is based in Barbados, began his appointment as the United Nations  Children’s Fund Representative for the Eastern Caribbean in August 2022. He serves 12  Countries: The eight Eastern Caribbean States as well as Barbados, BVI, Trinidad and  Tobago and the Turks and Caicos Islands.  

Minister Andall conveyed Grenada’s gratitude for the assistance and support given to  schools including the provision of tablets to students, during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

He also conveyed gratitude for the advice and advocacy provided; the inclusion of  Children during the Climate Change negotiations. UNICEF influenced, lobbied, and  advocated for the inclusion of children and youth as a specific group in major climate  change policies, such as the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). As a result,  Grenada and St. Lucia included children and youth in their revised NDCs. 

UNICEF also assisted the Spotlight Initiative which works on alleviating family violence  and violence against women and girls. This initiative operates through small grants and  with assistance from the European Union. 

Grenada was praised by Mr. Bult for its high school enrollment rate, and he pledged to  focus on the alleviation of children on the brink of poverty and on early childhood  intervention where Social Workers can be trained. 

He said a model would be developed for Grenada based on what already exists in the  country. 

Mr. Bult will visit early childhood schools while in Grenada.