African Union Chairperson President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa to present Africa’s position on global peace and security at UN75

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, in his capacity as the African Union (AU) Chairperson, will address the first day of the General Debate of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.

His address, under the theme “The future we want, the United Nations we need: reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism – confronting COVID-19 through effective multilateral action”, will assert the continent’s position on global and continental peace,
 
South Africa is 6th on today’s speakers list, following addresses by the Heads of State of the Federative Republic of Brazil, United States of America, Republic of Turkey, Peoples Republic of China and the Republic of Chile. 
 
In his address, President Ramaphosa will also highlight issues around security and development challenges and outline the African Union’s program of action in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and achieving the goal of Silencing the Guns. 
 

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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