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Foreign Minister Mahmoud Ali Youssouf and Ambassador Mohamed Siad Doualeh at the Opening of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf leads Djibouti Delegation to the 72nd  Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Global leaders gathering at United Nations Headquarters in New York this week for the annual round of top-level diplomatic talks will shine a spotlight on the needs of the world’s people, with discussions on vital issues such as sustainable development and climate change, and set the stage for what the President of the UN General Assembly has dubbed a “year of firsts,” which will see the negotiation of the first intergovernmental compact on migration and the signing of the first agreement on the elimination of nuclear weapons.

The theme of the Debate of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly is ‘Focusing on People – Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet,’ and in that spirit, monarchs, presidents and prime ministers are also expected to launch discussions that will define international responses to many of the global challenges of the day, including protracted conflicts, extreme poverty and hunger, and the refugee crisis.

H.E. Mahamoud Ali Youssouf is scheduled to address the General Assembly on 23 September 2017.