Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo is expected to address the General Assembly of the United Nations on Septeber 21, the UN Information Center (UNIC) said in a release here on Monday.

Prior to this, President Akufo-Addo will meet with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the group of 17 eminent persons serving as advocates for the UN Sustainable Development Goals on September 17, the release said.

Akufo-Addo was appointed co-chair of the group earlier this year by the UN Secretary-General, along with Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg.

He succeeded John Mahama, former president of Ghana, as co-chair of the Advocates who completed his assignment at the end of December last year.

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As Co-chair, President Akufo-Addo works with his fellow Advocates to promote the SDGs as part of an ambitious and transformative global development agenda to raise awareness for the integrated, universal nature of the SDGs; to meet the commitment to leave no one behind, among others.

The 72nd regular session of the UN General Assembly will open on September 12.

The assembly’s annual general debate, when Heads of State and Government and other senior national representatives gather to present their views about pressing world issues, will open a week later, on September 19, and run through September 25. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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