President Áder To Address UN Debate, Paris Agreement Signing In NY

  • 21 Apr 2016 9:00 AM
President Áder To Address UN Debate, Paris Agreement Signing In NY
President János Áder will address a high-level debate on the implementation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals on April 21 as well as the formal signing ceremony of the Paris Climate Agreement on April 22 at the United Nations’ headquarters in New York, the president’s office said. Áder is scheduled to deliver a speech at the debate at 11am local time on Thursday and also at the signing ceremony also at 11am on Friday.

He is scheduled to meet UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, former US Vice President Al Gore, as well as Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, the president of Mauritius.

He will take part at the first meeting of the Panel on Water, a new body convened by the UN chief and the president of the World Bank.

Áder was invited in January by the UN to serve as member on the panel which is composed of 11 heads of state and government and two special advisors.

The president’s schedule in New York includes visiting the New York University’s new environmental laboratory and meeting Hungarian researchers working at Columbia University. Áder will be accompanied by First Lady Anita Herczegh.

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