This year’s UNGA theme Session is 'Making the United Nations Relevant to All People: Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies.'President Maithripala Sirisena arrived at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Sunday, and was received by Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dr. Rohan Perera and Mission officials.
Ministers Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, Champika Ranawaka and Mano Ganeshan accompanied the President. Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana also arrived in New York.On September 24, President Sirisena was one of the speakers at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, the most important global peace event organised on the sidelines of the 73rd Session of the UNGA. The event was organised to mark Mandela’s birth centenary.