President Mutharika arrives in New York for UN General Assembly

Malawi’s President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika together with the First Lady Dr. Gertrude Mutharika has arrived in New York, United States for the 72nd United Nations General Assembly and other high level meetings.

President Mutharika arrived in New York

President Mutharika and the First Lady were welcomed at JFK International Airport by Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano.

From the airport, the President and the First Lady were driven to Hilton Midtown Hotel where they were welcomed by Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Dr. Jean Kalilani, government officials, diplomatic staff and other dignitaries.

The Malawi leader, who is leading a 19-member team, is expected to deliver a statement to the assembly on September 20.

Apart from attending the UN General Assembly, the president will also have a busy schedule which will see him attending a number of high level meetings and side events during the assembly.

One of such meetings is the United Nations Private Sector Forum under the theme “Financing the 2030 Agenda: Unlocking prosperity.”

He will also present a key note address at the official launch of the of the He for She Impact Parity Report, a key note address at the Global Partnership on Education in his capacity as Global Champion of Education and also make another key note address at the 10th CEO Investor Summit.

Mutharika is also expected to present Malawi’s position at the High Level Meeting on sexual Exploitation and Abuse.

At the high Level meeting of the General Assembly on the Appraisal of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons, the president will engage other world leaders in finding ways of tackling emerging challenges of trafficking in persons, amongst other engagements.

The UN General Debate will open on Tuesday, 19 September 2017, with a focus on the theme, ‘Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet’.

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Vacation time.. checking how off shore personal accounts are fattening up….


He has only one more trip in 2018 which will be his last one. Dr Chakwera will attend the 2019 UNGA as new President.
Remember to come back immediately after the meeting. No repetition if the 2016 saga.


Mbuzi za MCP sazikusangalala nazo !!!


Another vacation and medical check up!!!! Bwana mwasiya anthu akumwa bibi ku area 18


Pitilamtuni Masiku akubwerawa tioneposo za azanu inu zanu zinada basi…


i never heard kamuzu attending this unnecessary assembly.APM is going there to see his children.since he started going there he cannot point one single benefit malawi has gain from UNGA.recently he did not attend a summit in ethiopia as cost cutting measure.he now see this trip necessary.based on perceptions i m quite certain in 2019 he will have the shock of his life.despite voting for him 2014 ,i dont see myself voting for this phony president.


Dr. Kalirani sure at your level you cannot differeciate between party functions from that of national duty. You are in New York to represent Malawi not DPP. You have disappointed me and your MD did not help you at all


That is very true, mpaka DPP ku UNGA? kodi a Malawi bwanji inu? koma abale inu!!

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