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Friday, September 21, 2012

Press Release

Hon. Membe to lead Tanzania Delegation in the 67th Session of the
 United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, Hon. Bernard K. Membe (MP), will lead the Tanzania delegation on behalf of H.E. President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania in this year’s 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA - 67).  
Hon. Bernard K. Membe (MP) is expected to address the General Assembly on 28 September, 2012.  
The 67th UNGA opened last Tuesday on 18 September, 2012 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, in the United States of America under the Presidency of H.E. Vuk Jeremic, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Serbia.  The 67th UNGA is expected to last until 24 December 2012.
In that, the High Level Meeting has been slated for 24 September, 2012 with the theme of the “Rule of Law at the National and International Levels”, whereas, the General Debate will convene on 25 to 28 September, 2012 and on 1 October, 2012 with the theme of “Bringing about Adjustment or Settlement of International Disputes or Situations by Peaceful Means”.  
As is the case every year, the Delegation is scheduled to participate in high-level meetings, general debate, side events, plenary sessions, six committees of the General Assembly and bilateral meetings.  Tanzania will highlight its commitment in scaling up nutrition, its development plans for Vision 2025, its support on the UN Reforms particularly on the Africa common position in Ezulwini Consensus and Sirte Declaration, its agriculture development plans and food securities, its fight against malaria disease, refugees mission, its efforts in addressing women’s issues and its support in decolonization and liberalization of countries such as Western Sahara and Palestine.
Hon. Membe and his delegation are scheduled to participate in various High Level side events that include the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, Countering Nuclear Terrorism, and Situation in Eastern Congo-DRC.

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Date:  21 September, 2012

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