President Mutharika arrives in New York ahead of UNGA: ‘Malawi to share MDGS III’

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 arrives for UNGA Unga74 with a message that Malawi is on the right track in eradicating poverty and empowering women.
Government officials welcoming President Mutharika
First Lady greeting some Malawi officials
Mutharika said this year’s theme, Galvanising Multilateral Efforts for Poverty Eradication, Quality Education, Climate Change and Inclusion, is in line with Malawi’s Growth Development Strategy (MGDS) III and that he will present what the country has achieved so far and also learn from others.
President Mutharika arrives at his hotel in New York

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.

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2 years ago

Waste of time and money! This is APM promoting himself. What changes and benefits did he introduce after returning from last year’s UNGA? It is not necessary to travel to NY even with a small entourage to find out what needs to be done at home in Malawi. If he doesn’t know what needs doing in his own country, then he should not be President.The money spent on this wasted trip could have been put to good use in the health service by providing medicines and equipment. We Malawians are not in the least impressed by this visit to NY.

2 years ago

100 stethoscopes at £ 8.00 each x 100=
some goes at £3.00 each.
ok even if they were at £10.00 each. what fuck for the whole presdent. and its not what u shud b doing than making sure the parastatals are doing a proper job than encouraging prostitution with the freebees money that goes aroung in the poloticians accounts,houses and pockets.

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