A group of former Presidents of the General Assembly have met for an interactive dialogue at the invitation of the current PGA, María Fernanda Espinosa. The theme for the meeting is “Revitalisation of the United Nations in favor of a strengthened multilateral rules-based system”.

This is the first event of this kind. President Espinosa said; “At a time of growing populism, xenophobia and unilateralism, I am delighted that so many former Presidents of the General Assembly have come together to make the case for a revitalized United Nations and for the measures needed to strengthen multilateralism at a time when it is coming under great pressure.”

The previous leaders of the General Assembly that took part in the event where: Their Excellencies Miroslav Lajčák,72nd session; Peter Thomson, 71stsession; Mogens Lykketoft, 70th session; Vuk Jeremić, 67th session; Joseph Deiss, 65th session; Jan Eliasson, 60th session H.E. Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa, 61st session.

The former PGAs and the current President of the General Assembly spoke with UN Correspondents on “Strengthening Multilateralism at the UN” in a session moderated by the president of UNCA, Ms. Valeria Robecco and to which members of the UN Correspondents Association were also been invited.