Press release

Ambassador Ronny Jumeau Appointed New Chair of SIDS DOCK Executive Council

February 6, 2019

SIDS DOCK, the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Sustainable Energy and Climate Resilience organization, announced on 4th February 2019, the appointment of Seychelles Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Seychelles to the United Nations (UN), Mr. Ronny Jumeau, as Chair of the Executive Council of SIDS ROCK.

Ambassador Jumeau was elected on 29th September 2018, during the fourth session of the Assembly of SIDS ROCK, held at the UN Headquarters, on the margins of the General Debate of the 73rd UN General Assembly (UNGA). During the Assembly, Ambassador Jumeau was recognized for his outstanding service and dedication in championing the plight of SIDS for decades.

In his role, Ambassador Jumeau will oversee the work of the nine-member Executive Council, which is responsible for the overall policy and direction and for providing oversight and advice for the development of the institution that serves 32 small islands and low-lying developing states, which includes Seychelles.

In making the announcement, His Excellency The Right Honourable Dr. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada and President of the SIDS DOCK Assembly, said, “With the appointment of Ambassador Jumeau as our new Chair, and under his leadership on the Council, I believe we are well positioned to execute on strategies to make our Member States more resilient and less vulnerable to the impacts of climate change through the transformation of the SIDS energy sector, achieving stronger and more resilient Blue Economies in the longer term.”

Ambassador Jumeau, this year also takes over as the representative of the Small Island Developing States on the board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the world’s largest fund to tackle climate change.