President Peter Mutharika and his lean entrouge has arrived in New York, United States of America for the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Mutharika, who left for New York on Wednesday through Kamuzu International Airport, was welcomed by Malawi’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dr. Perks Master Ligoya, State House Director General Peter Mukhito, Foreign Affairs Minister Francis Kasaila, Health Minister Jappie Mhango and Gender Minister Mary Navicha.
This year’s UNGA is being held under the theme ‘Galvanising Multilateral Efforts for Poverty Eradication, Quality Education, Climate Change Action and Inclusion’.
Mutharika said Malawi will tap from the meeting the much needed resource information to further move forward the development aspirations of the country.
The Malawi leader said the country will achieve the aspirations through bringing to the session issues contained in the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MDGS) III.
He said he would ensure that government puts to practice what they take from the sessions in line with MDGS III by ensuring that implementation takes centre stage.
President Mutharika said the MDGS III is in line with this year’s UNGA session theme which is ‘Galvanising Multilateral Efforts for Poverty Eradication, Quality Education, Climate Change Action and Inclusion’.
“We will discuss climate change, employment, men, women and youths among others. We have all this in the MDGS III. So it is just an issue of making sure that all those things are implemented,” he said.
He said he would ensure that during his five-year tenure his government puts to practice what will be discussed and agreed at the session and make sure that poverty is eradicated and that women and the youths are empowered.
Every year in September, all 193 UN member States meet for this forum in New York for the General Assembly session, whose official opening will be held on September 24.
The assembly discusses a wide array of international issues covered by the Charter of the United Nations, such as development, peace and security and international law.
UNGA 74 will run from September 17 to 30.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :