Speaker


Mia Amor Mottley

Prime Minister, Barbados

Speaker


The Honourable Mia Amor Mottley is the 8th Prime Minister of Barbados. She became the first woman to occupy the high office, following General Elections on May 24th 2018, in which she led the Barbados Labour Party to an emphatic victory, winning all 30 seats in the House of Assembly by the largest margin ever seen in the electoral history of the country.Prime Minister Mottley was re-elected and sworn-in as Prime Minister for a second term on January 20, 2022, winning all 30 seats in the House of Assembly a second time.An Attorney-at-Law and Senior Counsel, Prime Minister Mottley has been active in the political life of Barbados for almost three decades. First elected in 1994 she is presently serving her sixth term as Member of Parliament for the constituency of St. Michael North East.Between 1994 and 2008 Miss Mottley served in the Cabinet of three successive Administrations, first as Minister of Education and Culture; then as Attorney-General and Minister of Home Affairs; and then as Minister of Economic Affairs. In 2003 she was appointed Deputy Prime Minister.Prime Minister Mottley currently also holds the portfolios of Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment.Since becoming Prime Minister, Miss Mottley has served as the Chair of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) between January 1st and June 30th, 2020.Notwithstanding that, Miss Mottley, as Prime Minister of Barbados, serves as the Head of Government within CARICOM bearing lead responsibility for the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).Prime Minister Mottley also serves as Co-Chair of the Americas Cruise Tourism Task Force for the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America markets.Prime Minister Mottley also served as Co-Chair of the Development Committee (DC) of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (November 2020 to October 2021).Prime Minister Mottley is also Chair of the World Health Organization’s Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance.

09:30 11:30
Stage A
10/11/2023
Panel
Delivering on the Paris Pact for People and the Planet (by invitation only)
Protecting the planet and the people 
16:00 16:45
Stage B
10/11/2023
Panel
“The climate crisis is a health crisis”: accelerating health systems adaptation to climate change
Addressing inequalities and accelerating SDGs