The President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, will visit Uganda, Kenya and the Central African Republic next week.
On the morning of Thursday, 11 May, President Thomson will travel to Entebbe, Uganda. While in Uganda, he will meet with the Prime Minister of Uganda, H.E. Mr. Ruhakana Rugunda, to discuss implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Uganda and the situation of refugees and migrants in the region.
The President will also have an opportunity to visit the United Nations Regional Service Center in Entebbe to learn about its role in supporting regional peacekeeping missions.
President Thomson said: ‘This trip will be an excellent opportunity to show the General Assembly’s solidarity with UN peacekeepers around the world through the visit to Central African Republic, and to consider the UN’s regional approach while visiting the Regional Services Center in Uganda.’’
He added: Through a series of meetings with High-level Government officials, UN representatives and UN Peacekeepers, I look forward to receiving an update on the UN’s comprehensive efforts to advance peace, sustainable development and human rights in the Central and East Africa regions.
The President will be accompanied by the Office of the President of the General Assembly’s Chef de Cabinet, Mr. Tomas Anker Christensen; his Special Envoy for SDGs and Climate Change, H.E. Mr. Macharia Kamau of Kenya; Senior Advisers Ms. Jullyette Ukabiala and Mr. Oyama Mgobozi, and Special Assistant to the Chef de Cabinet, Mr. Michael McManus.
Contributions to the Trust Fund of the Office of the President of the General Assembly will be used to cover travel and accommodation expenses of the President and accompanying officers while a UN Flight shall be provided to the delegation to travel from Bangui, Central African Republic, to Entebbe, Uganda.