Buhari To Speak At United Nations General Assembly In New York

SAN FRANCISCO, September 12, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari will be speaking at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York scheduled to hold at the United Nations headquarters from September 18, 2018.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema disclosed this to journalists in Abuja saying the President will use the opportunity to canvass for a permanent seat at the United Nations and a for a Nigerian to emerge as the President of the General Assembly next year.

“It is an opportunity for the President to put forward Nigeria’s position globally, the ideas and vision as a global community,” he said.

“President Buhari will be addressing areas such as eradication of extreme poverty, maintenance of international peace and security, human rights, highlights on humanitarian activities, tackling climate change and promoting environmental sustainability.”

Apart from addressing the General Assembly, the President will also hold a high-level meeting with African Heads of States which will focus on the fight against corruption.

The General Assembly is one of the six main organs of the United Nations, with equal representation for member states.

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