- President Muhammadu Buhari will be addressing UN General Assembly on Tuesday, September 25
- The 73rd session of the UN general debate will hold in New York, United States
- This will be President Buhari's fourth outing at the annual general debate of the Assembly since he became president in 2015
President Muhammadu Buhari will address the 73rd session of the high-level general debate of the UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York, United States, on Tuesday, September 25.
NAN reports that Buhari would deliver Nigeria’s national statement on the first day of the general debate of the General Assembly high-level events.
NAIJ.com gathers that the president has been placed as the number 20 on the list of the speakers out of the 193 world leaders that would address the Assembly. He would deliver the address to the Assembly during the afternoon session on the first day between 8pm and 9pm (between 1am and 2am Nigerian time).
The 2018 General Assembly would be Buhari’s fourth outing at the annual general debate of the Assembly since becoming president in 2015.
The 73rd session of the Assembly would open on September 18, 2018, till October 5, while the general debate would commence on September 25 to October 1. The session would be presided over by María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés of Ecuador.
The theme of the general debate would be, Making the United Nations Relevant to All People: Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies.
In accordance with rule 1 of the rules of procedure, the General Assembly shall meet every year in regular session commencing on the Tuesday of the third week in September, counting from the first week that contains at least one working day.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari addressed UN General Assembly's 72nd session held in New York in September 2017.
In his speech, Buhari said: "We must be mindful of widening inequalities within societies, and the gap between the rich and the poor nations."
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