Sata to address UN General Assembly today

President Michael Sata greets New York Palace Hotel's staff on arrival in New York for the 68th General Assembly session on September 23,2013 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

President Michael Sata greets New York Palace Hotel’s staff on arrival in New York for the 68th General Assembly session on September 23,2013 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA

President Michael Sata is today, September 24, 2013 expected to address the 68th Session United Nations General Assembly in New York, United States.

The Zambian President arrived in New York on Monday, September 23 2013 aboard a commercial plane. President Sata is accompanied by First Lady Dr. Christine Kaseba and Special Assistant for Press and Public relations George Chellah.

He landed at JFK International Airport in New York City and was welcomed by by Zambia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Dr. Mwaba Kasese-Bota, Zambia’s Ambassador to US Palan Mulonda and Staff at the Zambia UN Mission.

Zambian Ministers in advance delegation, Foreign Affairs Minister Wylbur Simuusa, Commerce Minister Emmanuel Chenda, Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Margaret Miyoba Bwanga were also at the Airport to welcome President Sata who is attending the Assembly for the second time.

President Sata joins the over 100 World leaders attending the UN General Assembly.
The key focus of the 68th General Assembly Session is outlining the need to lay the groundwork for global sustainable development after the end of the current development cycle in 2015 which is the deadline for achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The theme of the General Debate will be “The Post 2015 Development Agenda: Setting the Stage”.