The Bahamas represented at the 61st Session of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) Parliamentary Assembly and 42nd Session of the Joint ACP-EU Parliamentary Assembly during the periods of 25-28 October, 2022 and 29 October – 2 November 2022, respectively in Maputo, Mozambique. The representation of The Bahamas at both Parliamentary Assemblies is a direct result of the membership of The Bahamas with the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States with headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
Article: Mr Jamahl Strachan, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs led The Bahamas’ delegation at the 61st Session of The Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) Parliamentary Assembly, 25th – 28th October, 2022 and at the 42nd Session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, 29th October – 2nd November, 2022 in Maputo Mozambique.
Parliamentary Secretary Strachan made significant contributions on the following themes “Global Challenges of Climate Change Cooperation for Adaptation and Mitigation in the Wake of COP27” and “The consequences of the European Union List of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes and of third countries with AML/CFT deficiencies”.
In his remarks on the topic of Climate Change, Parliamentary Secretary Strachan stated that “The Bahamas supports the viewpoint that failure to act on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation is an infringement on human rights: the right to life; the right to liberty; and the right to security”. He further stated that “The World cannot turn a blind an eye as vulnerable states are denied their right to exist in a fair and equitable world”.