Satomi Okagaki (second right), a member of Japan’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, is all smiles as she is being congratulated by Ambassador Raymond O. Wolfe (right), Jamaica’s Permanent Representative to the UN and Mark Anthony (left), Marketing Representative with Air Jamaica Ltd.
Ms. Okagaki was one of two winners of a round trip ticket to the Caribbean courtesy of the national airline at Friday’s (November 16, 2007) reception for members of the UN Third Committee and Permanent Representatives, hosted by Jamaica’s Permanent Mission at the Delegate’s Dining Room on the fourth floor of the UN Headquarters, Manhattan.
First Secretary of Jamaica’s Permanent Mission, Mrs. Ariel Bowen who supervised the drawing of the prizes, is in the background (at second left).
Jamaica was named chair of the powerful Third Committee for the 62nd Session of the General Assembly. The committee’s core focus is on social, cultural, humanitarian and human rights issues.
According to Third Committee Chairman, His Excellency Raymond O. Wolfe, “the reception offered a unique opportunity to showcase Jamaica as a most preferred tourist destination in the sub region”.
The more than 200 UN accredited representatives and guests were greeted on arrival by Ambassador Raymond O. Wolfe and Mrs. Sharon Wolfe; Deputy Ambassador Angela Hamilton Brown; First Secretary Ariel Bowen and Counselor Diedre Mills.
Also in the audience were a number of UN Ambassadors accredited to Jamaica as non-resident diplomats.
The event was supported by Air Jamaica and the Jamaica Tourist Board with sumptuous Jamaican fare by The Door Restaurant, Queens.