President Weah Addresses 77th UNGA Today, Thursday

The Liberian Leader, President George Manneh Weah

President George Manneh Weah, will on today, September 22, 2022 address world leaders at the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Debate.

The President’s address is expected to take place between 10 am to 10:45 am EST which is 2 pm to 2:45 pm GMT.

It will be the President’s 5th address to the august body since his ascendency to the Liberian presidency in 2018.

Over 150 Presidents, heads of state, and delegates are attending this year’s United Nations General Assembly which is being held under the theme, “A Watershed Moment – Transformative Solutions to Interlocking Challenges”.

The Liberian leader is expected to speak on a range of pertinent national and global issues, sharing Liberia’s perspectives and proffering solutions to build sustainability and resilience.

The General Debate is a part of the High-level week of the United Nations General Assembly which presents an opportunity for world leaders to come together annually and discuss critical global issues.

Following his address, Dr. Weah will hold a bilateral meeting with the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres.

Later, President Weah will participate in a special Summit of ECOWAS Heads of State in New York on the margins of the UNGA at 5 pm on September 22, 2022.

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President Biden went on to say that the US would continue to champion and defend democracy around the world because he believed democracy to be “the greatest instrument to address the challenges of our time” and he would work within the G7 and with other likeminded countries “to prove that democracies can deliver for their citizens and deliver for the world.”

“This institution, guided by the UN Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is at its core an act of dauntless hope, and the US would always champion human rights, “the basis for all we seek to achieve.” The future will be won by those countries that unleash the full potential of their populations.”

But he warned that even as the Assembly was meeting “the UN Charter, the very basis of stable international order, is under attack by those who wish to tear it down or distort it for their own advantage.” As such, the US would continue standing up for the principles of the UN. “This is the responsibility of every Member State.”

At the same time, the US believed that the UN should undertake more measures to reform its processes and working methods and particularly for it to “become more inclusive so it can become more representative of the world in which we live.”

He added that the Security Council must be similarly reformed to include more permanent and non-permanent members from. Security Council members should also “consistently defend the UN Charter” and “refrain from the use of the veto except in rare, extraordinary situations.”

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