President Sata expected in New York for UN Assembly
By Charles Mangwato in New York , United States of America
NEW YORK, USA, September 20th , 2014, ZANIS – PRESIDENT Michael Sata is expected in New York, United States of America to attend this year’s 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly where heads of state and government have started gathering.
ZANIS in New York reports that this is according to a statement by Zambia’s ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations, Dr Mwaba Kasese-Botha, today.
Dr. Kasese-Botha says this year’s session of the General Assembly is important because the world is moving towards the end of the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
She added that it was for this reason that world leaders need to take stock of what has been achieved and not.
The Zambian Envoy says President Sata who will be accompanied by First Lady Dr Christine Kaseba is expected to arrive in New York later today (Saturday).
Foreign Affairs minister Harry Kalaba as well as minister for land, Natural resources and environment protection, Mwansa Kapeya, will accompany President Sata.
Community development minister Emerine Kabanshi will also be part of the delegation.
The theme for this year’s session is: “Delivering on and implementing a transformative post-2015 development agenda.”
Dr Kasese-Botha said President Sata and his Zambian delegation of ministers together with the First Lady will participate at the session.
The Zambian delegation will participate in a special session of the International Conference on population and development (ICPD).
Another meeting of interest is the climate summit to be convened by the secretary general of the UN Ban Ki moon and President Sata is expected to participate.
The Ebola disease outbreak which has ravaged some countries in West Africa is also expected to take centre state.
The UN Security Council this week passed a resolution calling for increased effort to address the Ebola outbreak.
Meanwhile, on the sidelines of the UN general assembly, there will be an investiture ceremony for First Lady Dr Christine Kaseba who is expected to be honoured as e-health ambassador.