Tinubu to Address UN General Assembly on September 19


Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu is scheduled to address the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 19. This will be Tinubu’s first appearance at the Assembly; where he will speak in the evening. He will be the 14th speaker out of 20 leaders scheduled to speak on the first day. The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, will be the first African leader to speak in the morning session, and five other African leaders, including Tinubu, will address the gathering in the afternoon session.

Tinubu’s speech is expected around 6pm (11pm Nigerian time) during the afternoon session. The U.S. President, Joe Biden, is the traditional second speaker, being the host country. The theme of the 78th UNGA is “rebuilding trust and reigniting global solidarity: Accelerating action on the 2030 Agenda and its sustainable development goals towards peace, prosperity, progress, and sustainability for all.”

The UNGA 78 session is set to open on September 5, with the inauguration of the new President, Dennis Francis of Trinidad and Tobago, who will lead for the next 12 months. The high-level General Debate will take place from September 19 to September 29.



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