JB to address UN General Assembly on Tuesday

Malawi President Joyce Banda, who traveled to New York City this week, will deliver her speech speech to the 68th United Nations (UN) General Assemblyon on Tuesday, September 24.

Banda said during her UN General Assembly speech, she will  be making a case for the need to “shift” and create a new way of looking at partnerships globally.

The theme for the 68th Un General Assembly is ‘The Post 2015 Development Agenda:  Setting the Stage’ which seeks to define the development agenda for post 2015 development agenda.

Deputy Ambasador for Malawi to the UN, Esther Mcheka Chilenje, welcomes President Joyce Banda in New York ahead of  68th UN General Assembly - pic by Lisa Vintulla

Deputy Ambasador for Malawi to the UN, Esther Mcheka Chilenje, welcomes President Joyce Banda in New York ahead of 68th UN General Assembly – pic by Lisa Vintulla

Other engagements the President will undertake while in New York include holding talks with the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, United Nations Special Envoy on Global Education and Development Partners, Gordon Brown, attend a high level meeting on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Clinton Global Initiative for Disability.

Before coming to New York, Banda went to Austin, Texas where she attended a prayer meeting for the three Austin Christian Churches and gave the 15th Grosvenor Distinguished Lecture at the Texas State University.

From Texas, the President proceeded to Alabama where she gave a talk on Women issues in Malawi at Rosa Park Museum in Montegomery.

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