MONROVIA– The President of the Republic, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, has joined many other world leaders to attend the formal opening session of the 77th United Nations General Assembly Debate at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
The General Debate is a part of the High-level week of the General Assembly and presents many opportunities for world leaders to collectively discuss pressing global issues, like the Russia-Ukraine war, global hunger, global energy price increase, increasing poverty around the world, terrorism, etc.
The UN General Assembly (UNGA) is the main policy-making organ of the Organization, comprising all Member States, and it provides a unique forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the Charter of the United Nations.
President Weah is among over 150 world leaders to grace the opening session of the debate which is expected to last for the next six days under the theme “A Watershed Moment: Transformative Solutions to Interlocking Challenges”. The theme stems from the recognition that the world is at a critical moment in the history of the United Nations due to complex and interconnected crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, humanitarian challenges of unprecedented nature, a tipping point in climate change as well as growing concerns about threats to the global economy.
According to the UN, it is, therefore, necessary to find and focus on joint solutions to these crises and build a more sustainable and resilient world for all and for the generations to come.
The President and members of the Liberian delegation are expected to hold high-level meetings and participate in different side events.
The 77th Session of the UN General Assembly is the first fully in-person Session since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.