Office of the President of the Millennium Assembly
55th session of the United Nations General Assembly

Statement attributable to the Spokeswoman of
President of the General Assembly

27 August 2001

President of General Assembly to attend World Conference against Racism

The President of the General Assembly, Mr. Harri Holkeri, will attend World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, which will take place in Durban, South Africa from 31 August to 7 September 2001.

Mr. Holkeri will deliver a statement at the opening session of the Conference on 31 August.

The President will pay an official visit to the Kingdom of Lesotho from 2 to 4 September as the guest of the Government of Kingdom of Lesotho. During his visit Mr. Holkeri will meet with King Letsie III, Prime Minister Mosisili, and other high-level officials. He will also address the Parliament. The President will return to New York on 5 September.

The President of the General Assembly will be accompanied by his Chef de Cabinet, Ambassador Jarmo Sareva.