According to the statement from the Office of the President and Cabinet, President Prof. Mutharika is expected to leave the country for USA on Friday 21st September 2018 at 4 O'clock in the afternoon.
President Mutharika is expected to deliver his statement on September 25, 2018. The Malawi leader will be the second world leader to deliver a statement after the official opening of the General Debate of the 73rd UNGA on September 25.
He will speak after Guatemala and followed by Egypt according to UN page www.sdg.iisd.org.
The high level General Debate is scheduled to last for nine working days. This year’s debate is under the theme: ‘Making the United Nations Relevant to All People: Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies.”
President Mutharika will co-host and participate in a number of high level meetings and side events during the assembly which include meeting on global peace in honour of the centenary of the birth of South Africa’s first black president Nelson Mandela; the UN private sector forum; launch of the young people’s agenda; and HeforShe impact summit.
President Mutharika is also expected to speak on Malawi’s initiatives in reducing new Tuberculosis infections, deliver a statement at the high level panel on migration and structural transformation in Africa, also present another statement on what Malawi has done in ending child marriages at the African Heads of State and Government roundtable discussion, and will also give insights of the initiatives Malawi is making in sensitizing the masses of the effects of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs).
According to the UN page sdg.iisd.org the high level plenary meeting on global peace in honour of Mandela will take place on September 24 while meeting on TB on September 26 and NCDs meeting on September 27 and other meetings will take place parallel to the opening of the session.
Other high level meetings President Mutharika is expected to attend include; Meeting of Southern Africa Development Community Troika Heads of State and Government and Troop contributing countries in the Democratic Republic of Congo with the UN Secretary General; UN International Commission on Financial Global Education Opportunity and is also expected to hold bilateral meetings with some world leaders.