SA outlines its agenda ahead of UNGA

Sunday, September 23, 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa has left for New York to attend the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA73), scheduled to take place from 25 - 27 September.
The UN General Debate will be preceded by the unveiling of a statue of President Nelson Mandela and the historic Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, a high-level plenary meeting convened by the President of the General Assembly, Maria Espinosa, in honour of the centenary of the birth of South Africa’s first democratically elected President.
This year’s session will mark President Ramaphosa’s inaugural participation in UNGA as Head of State and Government, where he will also outline South Africa’s domestic and foreign policy goals and priorities. These include the country’s land reform programme aimed at fostering greater stability, inclusiveness and transformation within the South African economy.
President Ramaphosa is scheduled to meet with CEOs of major global companies as part of the drive to attract foreign direct investment in order to ramp up the South African economy. This will form part of the build-up to South Africa’s International Investment Conference, which will take place on 26 and 27 October with a focus on bringing investment of $100 billion into the South African economy over the next five years. –