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Media Advisory - Antigua and Barbuda to host concert on plastic pollution

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

H.E. Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa

Media Advisory

PRESS CONFERENCE

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 23 April 2019 – Grammy Award Winning Singer, Ashanti, to help announce concert on plastic pollution.

The President of the United Nations General Assembly will hold a press conference on 30 April 2019 with His Excellency Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, from 12:30-1:00pm, on the upcoming ‘Play it Out’ Concert, to be held in Antigua on 1 June 2019.

Along with Ashanti and Prime Minister Browne, the President will be joined by H.E. Mona Juul, Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations and H.E. Walton Webson, Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda. Both Governments of Norway and Antigua and Barbuda are major supporters and global advocates of the campaign to tackle plastic pollution.

Full details on the concert and the campaign will be provided, followed by a Q&A.

WHAT Press Conference on the ‘Play it Out’ Concert to Beat Plastic Pollution.

WHEN 30 April, 12:30pm-1:00pm

WHERE Media Briefing Room (S-237), United Nations HQ, New York. The Press conference can also be followed live via UN Webcast: http://webtv.un.org/

Hashtags: #PlayItOut #BeatPlasticPollution

For Media:

ACCESS: for journalists without UN accreditation, please visit www.un.org/malu. Additionally, please contact Carl Mercer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for questions.

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