IGAD Executive Secretary Workneh Gebeyehu will participate in high-level bilateral engagements aimed at strengthening partnerships and fostering sustainable development in the IGAD region during his stay in New York to attend the upcoming 78th Session of the UN General Assembly.
His engagements will focus on opportunities for collaboration and the sharing of best practices in the face of global challenges in line with IGAD's mission to promote regional cooperation and sustainable growth, according to a press release of the authority.
The executive secretary “will also call for support for regional initiatives for peace and security and mediation efforts in the IGAD region,” the release added.
During his visit, Gebeyehu will also participate in high-level bilateral engagements aimed at strengthening partnerships and fostering sustainable development in the IGAD region.
Besides, he will address side events on climate change and peace and security in which the executive secretary is expected to underscore the urgent need for international cooperation to address the escalating climate crisis and its implications for food security and livelihoods.
The 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 78) is scheduled to begin on Tuesday 19th September 2023.
Source: Ethiopian News Agency