Grammy award-winning singer Ashanti, Norway, Antigua and Barbuda, will ‘Play it Out’ to beat plastic pollution.

Ashanti (right), Grammy Award-Winning Singer, spoke at the UN press briefing on the upcoming "Play It Out" Concert to beat plastic pollution. From left to right are: Molwyn Joseph, Minister of Environment of Antigua and Barbuda; Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces, President of the UN General Assembly, and; Mona Juul, Permanent Representative of Norway to the UN. UN Photo/Mark Garten.

By Ann Charles, Baltic Review

The President of the UN General Assembly, Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces, focused attention on award-winning singer Ashanti recently to help announce an upcoming concert on plastic pollution to UN correspondents in New York.

Attending the press conference was His Excellency Gaston Brown, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, on the upcoming ‘Play It Out’ Concert to be held in Antigua on June 1, 2019.

Along with Ashanti and Prime Minister Brown, the President was 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 the Governments of Norway and the Governments of Antigua and Barbuda are major supporters and global advocates of the campaign to tackle plastic pollution.

Ann Charles
Ann Charles is UN Bureau Chief of "Baltic Review" based in New York City. She covers diplomatic activities at United Nations Headquarters in New York and the world body's work in human rights, education, culture, the environment, and tourism, among other global concerns.

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