Freetown: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
PRESIDENT KOROMA DELEGATES MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION TO ATTEND 72ND SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY (UNGA) MEETINGS IN NEW YORK
The general public is hereby informed that His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has mandated the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Samura M.W. Kamara to lead Sierra Leone’s delegation to the 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72) meetings in New York.
This year’s UN General Debate, which has commenced today, Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 will address the theme: ‘Focusing on People Striving for Peace and Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet”.
The debate this year is a platform for world leaders to showcase the development policies they have mapped out and are implementing so far to incorporate the SDGs into regional and national plans.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation will, among his other functions, represent President Koroma in articulating the annual progress report by the AU Committee of Ten Heads of State (C-10) on the Reform of the UN Security Council, Africa’s consistent commitment to its Common Position in calling for Two Permanent and two additional Non-Permanent seats in the UN Security Council, as well as to enjoy all the privileges and prerogatives of the Council.
Sierra Leone’s Head of Delegation is expected in Freetown on Sunday, 24th September, 2017.