Wednesday, 20 April 2016


PRESIDENT Mugabe arrived here yesterday to attend two engagements pertaining to climate change mitigation and the Sustainable Development Goals at the UN headquarters.

The President, who is accompanied by Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi and Environment, Water and Climate Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, was met at JFK International Airport by Ambassador to the UN Fredrick Shava, Minister Counsellor Vusumuzi Ntonga, Air Commodore Simon Nyowani and embassy staff.

The President today joins other Heads of State and Government at the High-Level Thematic Debate on Achieving Sustainable Development Goals.

The President will co-chair the debate together with UN General Assembly president Mr Mogens Lykketoft and is scheduled to address the plenary on the theme, ‘Action at all Levels: National Implementation’.
Tomorrow the President will join other leaders for the Signature Ceremony of the Paris Agreement, which will be presided over by France in its capacity as COP21 host where the agreement was struck and adopted last year.

The Paris Agreement was adopted by all 196 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at COP21 in Paris on December 12, 2015.


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