PRESIDENT Michael Sata and his delegation will participate in the general debate of the United Nations(UN) GeneralAssembly which has drawn leaders from across the globe.
Mr Sata, whose delegation includes Foreign Affairs minister Harry Kalaba, Transport, Communication, Works and Supply minister Yamfwa Mukanga and Mwansa Kapeya from Lands, will also engage in other high-level meetings at the UN headquarters here.
Zambia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Dr Mwaba Kasese-Bota announced today that First Lady Dr Christine will also participate and subsequently be honoured as e-health Ambassador at a ceremony tomorrow.
“It is a very important session of the UN General Assembly in the sense that we are now getting towards the end of the millenium development goals,” she said of the 69th General Assembly whose theme is ‘Delivering on and implementing a transformative post-2015 development agenda.’
On Monday, Zambia will participate in a special session of the International Conference on Population and Development(ICPD), which will be followed by a climate change meeting to be convened by UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon.
Mr Mukanga will chair the Landlocked Developing Countries(LLDC) meeting.
Dr Kasese-Bota said the Heads of State are also going to speak about their response to the dread Ebola virus which has affected some West African countries.
“The UN Security Council this week passed a resolution calling for increased efforts to address the Ebola outbreak. His Excellency President Sata told me that we should go and support the resolution on Ebola. Indeed Zambia supported the resolution on Ebola,” she said.
The other issue which will feature at the biggest World international organisation meeting is peace and security in the Middle East and in the Great Lakes Region.