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Diasporian News of Friday, 25 September 2015

Source: Flagstaff House

President Mahama in New York for 70th Session of

Mahama seated with Ghana's Representative to the UN, Mrs. Martha Ama Pobee and Amb. Gen. Smith

President John Dramani Mahama has arrived in New York, USA, to attend the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. This year's Session is on the theme: "The United Nations at 70- The road ahead for peace, security and human rights."

Ahead of the opening of the General Assembly on Monday, President Mahama will this morning (Friday) participate in the inauguration of the UN Summit on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, which will adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He will also attend a plenary session of the UN to be addressed by Pope Francis this morning.

Together with the German Chancellor and the Norwegian Prime Minister, President Mahama will on Saturday host a major side event on Strengthening a healthy future: Resilient Health Systems to fight epidemics and ensure healthy lives, a follow-up to the proposal made by the three world leaders to the UN Secretary General to set up a panel to review the world's response to health crisis.

President Mahama will address the General Assembly on Wednesday September 30th. The address will be live on Ghana Television and Radio Ghana, and via webcast at www.presidency.gov.gh.