Staff Reporter 

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering will address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 25, themed “The future we want, the United Nations we need: reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism – confronting Covid-19 through effective multilateral action.” 

The 75th session of the UNGA will commence from September 21 at the United Nations headquarters in New York. 

The UN will mark 75th anniversary of its founding with a one-day high-level meeting on September 21 during which Lyonchhen will address the event through a pre-recorded video statement.

Lyonchhen will also address the United Nations Summit on Biodiversity on September 30. 

On September 24, at the invitation of the UN Secretary General, Lyonchhen will participate in a virtual high level roundtable on climate action. 

Foreign Minister Dr Tandi Dorji will participate in important high-level events during the UNGA.  

Lyonpo will participate in the annual ministerial meeting of least developed countries (LDC), the annual ministerial meeting of foreign ministers of landlocked developing countries (LLDC), and the high-level meeting of the 25th anniversary of the fourth world conference on women through pre-recorded video statements. 

Lyonpo will also attend the virtual informal meeting of the SAARC Council of Ministers on September 24. 

Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, engagement at the UNGA this year will mostly be virtual. Heads of state and government will virtually address the high-level general debate, which will take place from September 22 to 29. 

Events of the UNGA can be viewed live on UN web TV through the following link:

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 of 193 members of the United Nations, the General Assembly 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.