President Muhammadu Buhari ,is scheduled to participate in the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly from September 19-23 in New York, United States.
The President, according to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, will deliver Nigeria’s statement at the opening of the General Debate of the Assembly, on the theme: The Sustainable Development Goals: A Universal Push to Transform our World.”
Buhari will also attend a high-level summit, hosted by the UN, on “Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants.”
The summit, which is the first of its kind organised by the General Assembly at the Heads of State and Government level, is expected to come up with a blueprint for a better international response to enhance protection of migrants and refugees.
While in New York for the annual gathering of world leaders, President Buhari will attend series of meetings as well as side events, which are of significant interest to Nigeria.
He will deliver a keynote address on “Taking Climate Action Towards Sustainable Development in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin.”
Leaders of member countries of the Lake Chad Basin will attend the important side event organized by the Nigerian government to highlight the urgent need to mobilize international response to the distressing situation in the Lake Chad Basin, where over nine million people need humanitarian assistance.


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