Kiska will lead delegation at UN session

Participants will discuss the migration and refugee crisis, the fight against climate change, the role of women and children and microbiologic resistance.

President Andrej KiskaPresident Andrej Kiska (Source: SME)

Slovak President Andrej Kiska will lead the delegation at the beginning of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, which will open September 13 in New York. He will be accompanied by Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák and Slovak permanent representative at the UN František Ružička, the SITA newswire reported.

The general discussion held at the beginning of the General Assembly is a unique opportunity for the top constitutional representatives of the member states to meet, talk about current international problems and promote the political visions for the future, the Slovak Foreign Affairs Ministry informed.

Kiska will present the attitudes of Slovakia to maintaining peace and security, as well as responses to the current challenges, observing the human rights, the principles of democracy, and strengthening the role of the UN, SITA wrote.

Except for the general discussion, there will be several accompanying events focused on priority topics within UN agenda. They will focus the migration and refugee crisis, the fight against climate change, the role of women and children and microbiologic resistance this year.

One of the main events will be the discussion about the mass movement of refugees and migrants, held on September 19. The aim will be to find solutions based on common responsibility which will be able to reflect the migration flows and resettlement of people across the world, SITA wrote.

Slovakia will also be able to attend bilateral meetings with other UN members to discuss the current foreign affairs issues, SITA reported.

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