The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, held a briefing session on 17 September 2023 with the AUC delegation that came to attend the UN General Assembly meetings currently taking place at the UN Headquarters in New York, USA. The meeting with the AUC Chairperson took place at the AU New York Office in the presence of the Head of the Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations, Amb. Fatima Kyari Mohammed.
who is leading a strong African Union Commission delegation at the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 78), taking place from September 19 to September 30, 2023, commended the AU Mission to New York, for the exceptional organisation put into the preparations for the AUC participation to the UNGA 78. Chairperson Faki further expressed the need for increased PanAfrican engagement to leverage the Continental Agenda’s priorities and speaking with one voice during global meetings. He encouraged AU staff members to remain dedicated, notwithstanding the myriad challenges, to continue in their vital contributions to the development Agenda of the AUC. The briefing session ended with a family photo of the AUC Chairperson with the Staff of the AU Mission in New York and the AUC Delegation from the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa.
Worth recalling that, the theme of this 78th session of the UNGA is: “Rebuilding trust and reigniting global solidarity: Accelerating action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals towards peace, prosperity, progress and sustainability for all”.
Throughout this session, discussions will revolve around crucial matters related to development, peace and security. Meanwhile, a number of high-level meetings and events will be organized by various partner organizations on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, including those organized by the African Union Commission.