PM Modi to address annual UN General Assembly session on September 28

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the annual UN General Assembly (UNGA) session on September 28, according to a provisional list released by the UN of the world leaders scheduled to speak at the 74th session of the United Nations.

Mr. Modi is also expected to attend multiple high-level summits on the margins of the General Assembly session as well as hold bilateral and multilateral engagements during his visit to New York.

As prime minister, Mr. Modi had given his maiden address at the UNGA in 2014. His address to the world leaders at the UN in September will be his first after winning a second term as prime minister in a resounding electoral victory in May.

According to the first provisional list of speakers for the General Debate of the UNGA session, Mr. Modi will address the summit in the morning of September 28. Pakistan’s Head of Government is scheduled to address the global leaders on September 27.

The initial speakers’ list indicates that about 112 Heads of State, nearly 48 Heads of Government and over 30 Foreign Ministers will arrive in New York to address the General Debate.

U.S. President Donald Trump, who had delivered his first address to global leaders from the General Assembly hall’s iconic green podium in 2017, will address the session on September 24.

The U.S. is traditionally the second speaker on the opening day of the General Debate, after Brazil.

The General Debate will commence on September 24 and run through September 30

Before arriving in New York for the UNGA session, Mr. Modi is expected to visit Houston where he will address the Indian-American community on September 22.

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