PRESIDENT Hage Geingob arrived in New York on Friday afternoon to attend the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly where climate related issues will be carried high on the agenda.
While attending UNGA 74 Dr. Geingob will announce Namibia’s five-year plan to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by the year 2030 while participating in the United Nation’s 2019 Climate Action Summit under the theme: ‘A Race We Can Win, A Race We Must Win’.
The UNGA High-Level General Debate will open on Tuesday under the theme: ‘Galvanizing multilateral efforts for poverty eradication, quality education, climate action and inclusion’, with President Geingob delivering a statement to the high-level general debate on Wednesday.
On Monday at the invitation of the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, and as a member of the High–Level Panel on Building a Sustainable Ocean Economy, President Geingob will participate in a High Level Meeting that will adopt an Ocean-Based Climate Package.
As the Southern Region champion for the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI), President Geingob will participate in the Board Meeting of the Initiative with an agenda focused on progress made in ensuring Africa’s energy transition to renewable energy following the Paris Accord of 2015.
President Geingob will also hold bilateral meetings on the margins of UNGA 74 with several Heads of State and Government and Heads of Multilateral Institutions which includes Uhuru Kenyatta (President of Kenya), Tijjani Muhammad–Bande (President-elect of the General Assembly), Ms. Hilda C. Heine, President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Narendra Modi (Prime Minister of India) and Mr. Qu Dongyu (Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization).
Namibia will also participate in a Roundtable discussion at the George W. Bush Institute and PEPFAR on progress towards controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa.
President Geingob will return to Namibia on 29 September 2019.