President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will leave the country on Friday, 15th September, 2017 to lead Ghana’s delegation to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
While there, Nana Akufo-Addo, as co-Chair of the Advocacy Group of Eminent Persons for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will participate in a series of SDGs events and also deliver a speech on the theme “Africa Beyond Aid” at the 5th Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development at the Earth Institute, Columbia University.
Nana Akufo-Addo will also hold bilateral talks with some colleague Heads of States, as well as with some CEOs of important global enterprises. At an event organised by the Africa-America Institute on 19th September, the President will receive the “National Achievement Award” on behalf of the people of Ghana.
On Thursday, 21st September, Nana Akufo-Addo will deliver his maiden address to the UN General Assembly and hold a meeting with UN Secretary General, António Guterres, on Friday, 22nd September.
He will be accompanied by the First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo; Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, MP; Minister for Finance, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta; Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Ms Otiko Afisa Djaba; Deputy Minister for Energy, Mohammed Amin Adam; and officials from the Presidency.
Nana Akufo-Addo will return to Ghana on Sunday, 24th September, 2017.