President for UN General Assembly Summit

President John Dramani Mahama is in New York to attend the 71st General Assembly of the United Nations.
This year’s General Debate would open tomorrow, with President Mahama scheduled to address the world body on Wednesday.

As Co-Chair of the UN Advocacy Group on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), he is expected to  co-host a number of side events related to the successful implementation and advocacy for the SDGs.

A statement issued by the Flagstaff House in Accra, said the events include a forum organised by GSM Association on the role of mobile innovation and the private sector towards accelerating the implementation of SDGs and achieving the 2030 Agenda.

President Mahama would also co-host with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) event on “Pathways to Zero Hunger,’ which would showcase concrete transformations in food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture in support of the delivery of the 2030 Agenda.

He is expected to also join other leaders at a US-Africa Business Forum being organised by the US Department of Commerce and Bloomberg Philanthropies, and attend meetings of the SDG Advocacy Group.

Aside from these, he will hold bilateral meetings with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, President David Granger of Guyana, the Chief Executive of the Millenium Challenge Corporation and other organisations.

President Mahama is accompanied by his wife, Lordina, who will be chairing meetings of the Oraganisation of African First Ladies against HIV and AIDS (OAFLA) and other side events for first ladies.

Also on the delegation are the ministers responsible for Foreign Affairs, Interior, Communications and Trade and Industry.

By Times Reporter

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