President Muhammadu Buhari will address the 73rd Session of the high-level General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018.
Buhari will deliver his address on the first day of the general debate of the General Assembly high-level events.
The Nigerian leader has been placed as the number 20 on the list of the speakers out of the 193 world leaders that would address the Assembly. This is a decline compared to 2017 address where Buhari was the eighth Speaker out of 193 leaders that addressed the Assembly. His address made it one of any Nigerian leader’s earliest address at the annual general debate of the intergovernmental organisation.
Buhari would deliver the address to the Assembly during the afternoon session on the first day between 8.00 p.m. and 9.00 p.m. (between 1.00 am. and 2.00 a.m. Nigerian time).
The President of Brazil would be the first world leader to present his address to the 73rd session. As a tradition, the host country, U.S. President, Donald Trump would be the second speaker.
The 2018 General Assembly would be Buhari’s fourth outing at the annual general debate of the Assembly since becoming president in 2015.
The 73rd session of the Assembly would open on Sept. 18, 2018, till Oct. 5, 2018 while the General Debate would commence on
Sept. 25 to Oct. 1, 2018.
The theme of the general debate for 2018 is, “Making the United Nations Relevant to All People: Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies”.