PM Hailemariam in New York for UN General Assembly

18 Sep 2017

A high-level delegation led, by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, arrived in New York to participate in the 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72). The Assembly convened at the UN Headquarters on 12th September 2017 while the General Debate will open on 19th September 2017 with an emphasis on Striving for Peace and a Decent Life For All on a Sustainable Planet.

During his stay in New York the Prime Minister will participate in various side-line meetings ranging from peace and security to climate change and sustainable development matters. He will also meet with heads of state and governments from different countries and discuss issues of mutual interest.

The Prime Minister will also preside over the high-level debate on Reform of United Nations Peacekeeping on Wednesday, 20th September 2017, which is one of Ethiopia’s signature events during its Presidency of the United Nations Security Council during the month of September.

Secretary-General António Guterres, Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki and Former President of Timor Leste and Nobel Laureate, José Ramos-Horta, will brief the Council. Nine members of the Council will also be represented by their Heads of State and Governments and others will be represented by their Foreign Ministers.

During the session, a draft resolution tabled by Ethiopia on the reform of UN Peacekeeping is expected to be adopted.

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