Mutharika arrive in the country

Malawi President professor Peter Mutharika is back home from New York in the United States Of America(USA) where he attended the 70th United Nations General Assembly.

President Mutharika was welcomed at the Kamuzu International Airport(KIA) in the capital city Lilongwe by the Country’s Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima, Democratic Progressive Party(DPP) members and other top government officials.

According to State House, While in America President Mutharika held fruitful discussions with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) vice president Kamran Khan and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg on various topical and socio-economic aspects.

Professor Mutharika also addressed members of the High Level International Commission on the Financing of Global Education Opportunities where he lobbied for inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all, before addressing the International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF) where he lobbied for a ban on any international trade in ivory.

The General Assembly (GA) is the main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations.

The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization which promote international co-operation. A replacement for the ineffective League of Nations, the organization was established on 24 October 1945 after World War II in order to prevent another such conflict. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; there are now 193. The headquarters of the United Nations is in Manhattan, New York City, and experiences extraterritoriality.

The organization won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001, and a number of its officers and agencies have also been awarded the prize. Other evaluations of the UN’s effectiveness have been mixed. Some commentators believe the organization to be an important force for peace and human development, while others have called the organization ineffective, corrupt, or biased.

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