UN General Assembly President Mahama jets off to New York

The president, who launched his second bid manifesto Saturday, is scheduled to address the assembly on Wednesday, September 21.

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President John Mahama Sunday morning departed Accra for the 71st United Nations General Assembly (UNGA71) Session in New York.

The president, who launched his second bid manifesto Saturday, is scheduled to address the assembly on Wednesday, September 21.

As Co-Chair of the UN Advocacy Group on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), President Mahama will be co-hosting a number of side events related to the successful implementation and advocacy for the SDGs, a statement from the Flagstaff House said.

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

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

He will also hold bilateral meetings with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, President David Granger of Guyana, the Chief Executive of the Millenium Challenge Corporation and other Organisations.

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