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September 16, 2023 (DJIBOUTI, Djibouti): Dr Workneh Gebeyehu, the Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), will travel to New York City to attend the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 78).  

During his visit, Dr Gebeyehu will participate in high-level bilateral engagements aimed at strengthening partnerships and fostering sustainable development in the IGAD region.  

His engagements will centre around opportunities for collaboration and the sharing of best practices in the face of global challenges. In line with IGAD’s mission to promote regional cooperation and sustainable growth.  

The Executive Secretary will also address side events on climate change and peace and security. His remarks will underscore the urgent need for international cooperation to address the escalating climate crisis and its implications for food security and livelihoods.  

He will also call for support for regional initiatives for peace and security and mediation efforts in the IGAD region. 

Media contact: 
Nuur Mohamud Sheekh 
Spokesperson for the IGAD Executive Secretary 

Download attached Press Release in PDF below 
PRESS RELEASE- IGAD Executive Secretary to Attend the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly

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