NEW YORK, NY – USA – 29th September, 2015……Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne and First Lady Maria Browne on Sunday joined thousands in New York City for the South South Awards, considered the world’s foremost global development event to celebrate the United Nations 70th Anniversary and honour individuals for their global initiatives
During the event, which honoured distinguished countries, individuals and organizations that embody transformative sustainable development worldwide; particularly in the areas of poverty reduction, education advancement and humanitarian impact, Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne presented a number of the major awards and commended the organizers for recognizing the contributions of individuals and organisations for their work in making the world a better place for humanity.
The event featured some of the world’s leading performers including keyboardist Ray Chew, music producer for the reality television show “Dancing With The Stars,” and percussionist/drummer Sheila E.
In addition, musician Paul Shaffer was honoured with the Cultural achievement Award and lend “the same sparkle and inimitable spirit he gave television audiences for 33 years as the musical director of The Late Show with David Letterman.”
Academy award winners Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas, and Forrest Whitaker were among the elite who also made presentations.
We are pleased to present photos from the event which is co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations.
Digital photo by Yendi Lynch:
Maurice F. Merchant
Director-General of Communications
Office of the Prime Minister
Queen Elizabeth Highway
St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda