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Tuesday, 19 September 2017 - 8:16
President to address UN today
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The 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly will commence at the UN Headquarters in New York, today (19).

The General Debate is held under the theme, 'Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet'.

President Maithripala Sirisena is also due to address the General Assembly this evening.

This will be the third occasion that the President is addressing the UN General Assembly.

The President intends to brief the world leaders on consensual politics that is taking place in Sri Lanka, and reconciliation and peace being nurtured in the country.

In addition, the President will also share the initiatives taken by the government after declaring 2017 as the Year for Poverty Alleviation, and the concept of Green Development, mooted by the government.

The President has joined the United Nations Economic and Social Council, a high level discussion on political reforms.

He is also scheduled to hold bilateral discussions with several world leaders participating in the sessions.

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