MONROVIA – The very first address delivered by President George Manneh Weah in September 2018 came on the heels of uproarious national arguments particularly between opposition elements and apologists of the then new president over his ability to stand confidently to deliver a speech to such a much-revered body. In fact, during the electoral campaign that gave birth to his election, there were critics who told the electorates not to vote for him because he would not be able to mount the UNGA podium to speak to its VIP attendees. But the President confidently and smoothly delivered the first address and his supporters went on publicity stunt. He has since the first UNGA speech delivered three other ones with the same fluency and confidence. Thursday will be the fifth, and all eyes and ears of Liberians at home and abroad are looking about to hear once again how the President reports to the world body the state of affairs in Liberia. He was present yesterday during the formal opening ceremonies, as The Analyst reports.
The Executive Mansion has reported that the President Dr. George Manneh Weah on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, joined many other world leaders to attend the formal opening session of the 77th United Nations General Assembly Debate at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
The General Debate is a part of the High-level week of the General Assembly and presents an opportunity for world leaders to come together yearly to discuss critical global issues.
The UN General Assembly (UNGA) is the main policy-making organ of the Organization, comprising all Member States, and it provides a unique forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the Charter of the United Nations.
President Weah was among over 150 world leaders to grace the opening session of the debate which is expected to last for the next six days under the theme ‘A Watershed Moment: Transformative Solutions to Interlocking Challenges”.
The President and members of the Liberian delegation are expected to hold high-level meetings and participate in different side events.
The 77th Session of the UN General Assembly is the first fully in-person Session since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.