World leaders will be back in New York next week as they address the world at the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.
It’s the first time fully back in person since before the Covid-19 pandemic led to most addresses being delivered by virtual but overall numbers have been stripped back with smaller delegations and fewer journalists allowed to keep the numbers down.
President Muhammadu Buhari will deliver his address in the morning of Wednesday, September 21.
The leaders of Iran, Mongolia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Senegal, Latvia, Ecuador, Marshall Islands, Zambia, Venezuela, Libya, Republic of Moldova, Slovenia, Kenya, Chad, and Gabon will complete the morning session for that day.
The UN’s 193-member states will be provided with a platform and 15 to 20 minutes to address the international community.
As is customary, Brazil’s leader will take to the famous first on Tuesday, September 20 to begin the proceedings. Brazil will be followed by the United States’ Joe Biden giving his second address as president.
After that will be a quick succession of world leaders over the course of the following six days.