President George M. Weah will be unveiling a New Agenda for Liberia, when he addresses the 77th United Nations General Assembly today September 22, 2022.
The Liberian Leader is expected to address the Assembly on Regional Peace and Security, Agriculture, Health, support for Climate Change and Environmental protection, Women’s Empowerment, Democratic Governance and the Rule of Law, Human Trafficking and other Global Affairs of mutual interests.
The President of the Republic, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, Tuesday, September 20, 2022, joined many other world leaders to attend the formal opening session of the 77th United President Weah will also participate in the General Debate. The General Debate is a part of the High-level week of the General Assembly and presents an opportunity for world leaders to come together yearly to discuss critical global issues.
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 was 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 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.
The UN General Assembly (UNGA) is the main policy-making organ of the Organization. Comprising all Member States, it provides a unique forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the Charter of the United Nations. Each of the 193 Member States of the United Nations has an equal vote.
The UNGA also makes key decisions for the UN, including: appointing the Secretary-General on the recommendation of the Security Council electing the non-permanent members of the Security Council approving the UN budget
The Assembly meets in regular sessions from September to December each year, and thereafter as required. It discusses specific issues through dedicated agenda items or sub-items, which lead to the adoption of resolutions.
Sitting arrangements in the General Assembly Hall change for each session. During the 77th Session (2022-2023), Belize will occupy the first seat in the Hall, including in the Main Committees (followed by all the other countries, in English alphabetical order).
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN General Assembly has been carrying out its work since 2020 via novel means to guarantee business continuity and mitigate the spread of the disease. Specific examples include the use of virtual platforms to conduct meetings and the adoption of e-voting through procedure for decision-making when an in-person meeting is not possible.
The pandemic is not the only issue the world faces. Racism, intolerance, inequality, climate change, poverty, hunger, armed conflict, and other ills remain global challenges. These challenges call for global action, and the General Assembly is a critical opportunity for all to come together and chart a course for the future.