Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has completed his term as Chairman of the OECS Authority with major advancements to OECS regional integration.
A strong advocate for the advancement of regional integration in the region, Prime Minister Gonsalves’ tenure as Chairman of the OECS focused on deepening relations amongst Member States and improving the quality of life for citizens.
A high point during Prime Minister Gonsalves’ tenure was the Accession of Guadeloupe to the OECS in March 2019, several major projects among other important programs.
Further, the election of St. Vincent and the Grenadines as a non-permanent member on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) was also of marked significance as the smallest country to ever be elected to the UNSC. This milestone represented the first time that an independent Member State of the OECS was elected to sit on the prestigious Council.