United Nations, May 7 (Prensa Latina) UN General Assembly President Peter Thomson begins today a tour in Nairobi, Kenya, in addition to the Central African Republic and Uganda.
According to his spokesman, Daniel Thomas, the Fijian diplomat will visit in Kenya projects dedicated to environmental protection and wildlife and will meet with local authorities before participating tomorrow in a UN-Habitat forum dedicated to sustainable development.
On Wednesday, Thomson will travel to the Central African capital of Bangui, where he will meet with members of the United Nations Stabilization Mission and with Prime Minister Simplice Sarandij.
According to the spokesman, the 71st session of the General Assembly President’s tour will end on Thursday in Uganda.
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 engage with those leading on sustainable cities and environmental sustainability in Kenya; 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. 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.’