Romania, World: President Iohannis actively involved in the UN General Assembly in New York

President Klaus Iohannis will be delivering today Romania’s country statement to the general debate of the ongoing 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

According to the Presidential Administration, Iohannis will highlight the importance of an international order based on principles and rules, the rule of law at the world level, the need to strengthen the UN and its adaptation to the current challenges, while underlining the need for an effective response to the main challenges to international peace and security in Romania’s region.

Also delivering national statements the same day will be state officials from Ecuador, Argentina, Congo, Chile, Latvia, East Timor, Namibia, Montenegro, Malawi, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Libya, Nauru, Myanmar, Italy, Kuwait, Norway and Fiji.

On Wednesday morning, Iohannis is scheduled to meet Moldova’s Prime Minister Pavel Filip, and later in the day he will participate in the release of the “HeForShe 10x10x10 Impact Champions” joint report that promotes equal opportunities for men and women. As a member of the first high-level group launched in 2015 advocating equal opportunities for men and women, he will join nine other heads of state or government in addressing the debate.

Also on Wednesday he will have a meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and participate in the event organised by Romania called “Making education for peace”. Delivering speeches to this event moderated by Chancellor of the National School for Political and Administrative Studies (SNSPA) Remus Pricopie will be Moldova’s Prime Minister Pavel Filip; UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova; United Nations University Rector David Malone; Secretary General of UN Youth Romania Valentin Florea; and President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani.

The Presidential Administration has announced that Iohannis will highlight the role of inclusive and quality education for all in preventing conflicts, youth radicalisation and violence as well as in promoting young people as essential actors of peace, as well as the importance of ensuring access to education as a fundamental human right and of education as a factor of progress in society, capable of achieving the objectives of the UN.

 

 

 

Source: The Presidential Administration.

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