Secretary del Rosario New York-bound for UN general assembly, high level meetings

Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario is set to embark for a trip to New York to head the Philippine delegation at the 70th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and other high level meetings with foreign counterparts. The 70th session of the UNGA will take place from September 28 to October 6.

“Secretary Del Rosario will be addressing the 70th UNGA High Level General Debate on October 02, where he will focus on the Philippines’ contributions to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as key Philippine advocacies, ranging from climate change, peacekeeping and UN Reform; to migration, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), ASEAN and the rule of law,” the Department of Foreign Affairs said.

Secretary de Rosario will also be attending the Informal ASEAN Ministerial Meeting and meetings with the UNGA President, the UN Secretary General and other official bilateral meetings and engagements, including hosting the reception of the Philippine Gold Exhibition at the Asia Society Headquarters in New York.

The College of Mount Saint Vincent in New York City, on September 24, will be conferring the Filipino official with honorary degree on Doctor of Laws for his contributions to a principled Philippine foreign policy under the current administration.