APM to table Climate Change, employment at UNGA

Written by  MBC Online

President Arthur Peter Mutharika on Wednesday left for the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) with an assurance to the Malawi nation of fruitful discussions.

President Mutharika leaving for UNGA President Mutharika leaving for UNGA

Mutharika said he will tap the much needed resource information to further move forward the development aspirations of the country.

He said he will ensure that government puts to practice what they take from the sessions in line with MDGS III by ensuring that implementation takes centre stage.

He said the MDGS III is in line with this year’s UNGA session theme which is ‘Galvanising Multilateral Efforts for Poverty Eradication, Quality Education, Climate Change Action and Inclusion’.

“We will discuss climate change, employment, men, women and youths among others. We have all this in the MDGS III. So it is just an issue of making sure that all those things are implemented,” he said.

The Malawi leader added that he will present what the country has achieved so far and also learn from others.

He said: “We will engage and listen to our friends on empowerment of women and youth, most of the things that will be discussed at the meeting are already in our Malawi Growth and Development Strategy III. We will go there to learn what other countries have done and how it will help us. We will continue to eradicate poverty and women empowerment.”

All 193 Member States of the United Nations (UN) are represented in the General Assembly - one of the six main organs of the UN - to discuss and work together on an array of international issues covered by the Charter of the United Nations, such as development, peace, security and  international law.

The General Assembly (GA) is the main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the UN.

Decisions on important questions, such as those on peace and security, admission of new members and budgetary matters, require a two-thirds majority. Decisions on other questions are by simple majority.

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