Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

PM to attend UN General Assembly opening week

Hon John Key

Prime Minister

14 September 2009

Media Statement

PM to attend UN General Assembly opening week

Prime Minister John Key leaves next Monday for New York to join other world leaders attending the United Nations General Assembly opening.

Mr Key will deliver an address to the General Assembly on 26 September (NZ time).

He will also attend the opening of the UN Secretary General’s Climate Change Summit and the UN General Assembly Debate, as well as hold bilateral meetings with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and other world leaders.

Mr Key will also meet UN Development Programme Administrator and former Prime Minister Helen Clark. Other events will include attendance at the Clinton Global Initiative with leaders, business people and civil society groups to discuss global challenges such as health, poverty and climate change.

He will also visit the New York Stock Exchange and speak to the Kiwi Expatriates Association (KEA).

“This is an important visit,” says Mr Key. “New Zealand shares the desire of other countries, such as the United States, to see a strong and effective United Nations.

“Speaking at the General Assembly is an opportunity to formally confirm New Zealand’s commitment to the UN and its ideals.”

“New Zealand has long been a strong advocate of the multilateral approach to world affairs.

“The opening week of the UNGA provides a significant opportunity to connect with world leaders, discuss issues of importance to New Zealand, and promote this country’s interests.”

Mr Key will be accompanied on the visit by Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and Trade & Associate Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

RNZ Live Blog: Eruption At Whakaari / White Island

An eruption has occured on Whakaari / White Island in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, sending a huge plume of smoke and ash into the sky.More>>

Police Update
While it was initially believed there were approximately 100 people on or near the island at the time of the eruption, we now believe there were fewer than 50.

Some of those people have been transported to shore, however a number believed to be on the island are currently unaccounted for. Of those transported to shore, at least one has been critically injured. More>>

ALSO:

 
 

Big, Bold, Permanent Change Needed: Children's Commissioner On 2019 Child Poverty Monitor

“I want to see family incomes dramatically raised by increasing benefits and making the minimum wage a living wage. And the Government needs to move much faster at increasing the supply of social housing..." More>>

ALSO:

RNZ Live Updates: Weather Mayhem Strands Tourists; Major Roads Closed

Hundreds of tourists are stranded on the West Coast, and on the other side of the South Island a flood-damaged bridge has closed State Highway 1, after a weekend of torrential rain... More>>

ALSO:

Policing: Armoured Specialist Police Vehicles

New Zealand Police has taken delivery of three Armoured Special Purpose Vehicles. The vehicles are unmarked and look like standard Toyota Land cruisers... They will not be used for patrol. More>>

Single Use PVC And Polystyrene Out: Next Steps On Plastic Waste

The Government will phase out more single-use plastics following the success of its single-use plastic bag ban earlier this year and the release today of a pivotal report for dealing with waste. More>>

ALSO:

Faafoi Statement: Minister's Suspicious Immigration Texts

I have apologised to the Prime Minister and understand I have let her down in regards to my dealings with Jason Kerrison over an immigration matter concerning his family. More>>

ALSO:

NZ First Conflicts Of Interest: New Details Around Timeline

New information has emerged showing it was the New Zealand First chief of staff who identified potential conflicts of interest between a forestry company and two senior government ministers, sparking a series of declarations. More>>

Earlier:

Donations:

Five New Cancer Meds In Six Months: Pharmac Funds More Cancer Medicines, Faster Assessment

PHARMAC has confirmed that two new medicines – olaparib for ovarian cancer and fulvestrant for breast cancer – have been approved for funding... Rituximab and bortezomib, which are already funded, have also been approved for widened access following successful commercial proposals from new suppliers. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 


 

InfoPages News Channels