Chief advisor of the interim government, Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk led the Bhutanese delegation to attend the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), which began yesterday at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

A press release from the office of the Prime Minister states that the foreign secretary and senior officials from the government are accompanying the chief advisor.

Chief advisor will address the UNGA on September 28 on the theme “Making the United Nations Relevant to All People: Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies.”

The chief advisor will also attend high-level events. “He is also expected to hold bilateral meeting with senior officials of the UN and participate in other side events,” the press release states.

Established in 1945 under the Charter of the United Nations, the General Assembly occupies a central position as the chief deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations.

Comprising 193 members of the United Nations, the UNGA provides a unique forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the Charter. It also plays a significant role in the process of standard setting and the codification of international law.

Staff Reporter