President Museveni accompanied by First Lady Janet Museveni (not in picture) is received at JF Kennedy Airport in New York by Uganda's Permanent Representative to UN Dr Nduhura and Ambassador Wonekha to attend 71st Session of the UN General Assembly

President Yoweri Museveni has today arrived in New York for the 71st United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) currently taking place at the United Nations Headquarters under the theme: ‘The Sustainable Development Goals: a universal push to transform our world’.

The President, who was received at the JFK international airport by Uganda’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dr. Richard Nduhuura and Uganda’s ambassador to the United States Oliver Wonekha, is accompanied by the First Lady and Minister for Education Janet Kataha Museveni.

The United Nations General assembly takes place every year at this time and convenes leaders from around the world; from Heads of States and governments to corporations, to advance solutions to today’s global problems.

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The assembly is expected to among others, discuss key issues including the question of refugees, climate change, progress made on the sustainable development goals, strengthening global health and advancing gender equality.

The President will tomorrow deliver a keynote address at the EAC Heads of State and CEOs roundtable hosted by the US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.

He will later join other Heads of State at the opening of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly and later attend a leaders summit on refugees hosted by President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Pierre James Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Swedish Prime minister Stefan Löfven, King of Jordan Abdulla II and the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.