Akufo-Addo to address United Nations General Assembly on 22 September

The president will also hold several rounds of engagements and will host UN events on climate change, health and food security

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will address the United Nations General Assembly on 22 September 2021.

The president left Ghana on Friday (17 September 2021), at the head of Ghana’s delegation to the 76th Session of the General Assembly.

He will also on this trip hold bilateral engagements with colleague heads of state, the NATO secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, the renowned economist Jeffery Sachs, the director general of the WTO, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and other prominent figures.

The president will hold further engagements with sections of the Ghanaian community and business leaders while in New York.

President Akufo-Addo will also take part in the Second Sustainable Development Goals Moment of the Decade of Action, and witness a signing ceremony between the Minister of Tourism, Ibrahim Awal Mohammed, and developers of the DuBois project in Accra.

Other appointments will take him to the Global COVID-19 Summit, hosted by President Joe Biden, where he will hold several rounds of engagements, and to a range of United Nations events on climate change, health and food security.

On 23 September, the president will attend a fundraising event for the National Cathedral of Ghana.

In accordance with Article 60 (8) of the constitution, the vice-president, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, shall act in his stead until the president’s return on Monday 27 September 2021.

Wilberforce Asare

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