External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will address the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 26 in New York. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not attend the UNGA session for the first time in three years. The General Debate will open on September 20 and will run through September 26, when Swaraj will address the annual high-level debate. According to the provisional list, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President Maithrapala Sirisena of Sri Lanka are also expected to address the world leaders.
As per tradition, Brazil’s president opens the General Debate every year and is followed by the US President. The 71st session of the General Assembly will open on September 13. The General Debate will open on the theme of ‘The Sustainable Development Goals: a universal push to transform our world,’ as announced by President-elect Peter Thomson last month. The UN General Assembly will also host a high-level summit on September 19 to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach.
So let’s discuss some questions related to this post:
1. Name the External Affairs Minister of India who will address the UNGA on Sept 26 in New York?
2. What is the theme of general debate and also name the President of UNGA?
Courtesy: Indian Express