The President to address United Nations General Assembly today

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President Maithripala Sirisena will address the United Nations General Assembly today. This will be President Sirisena’s fourth consecutive annual address to the world body.

This year’s theme of the UNGA Session is, “Making the United Nations Relevant to All People: Global Leadership and Shared responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies.”

The President during his speech is expected to announce a set of new proposals for consideration by the United Nations Human Rights Council. These proposals are aimed at solving issues and providing relief without causing harm to the pride of the Security Forces and safeguard the independence, sovereignty and national security and find amicable solutions to the remaining issues with regard to the conflict.

The President is also expected to submit these proposals to the United Nations Secretary General Antònio Guterres and to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet.

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