USG Meetings

USG Abdelaziz Meets with H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly

USG Abdelaziz (left) with H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson

On 7 December 2016, the Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Africa, Mr. Maged Abdelaziz, met with H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, to discuss a wide range of priority issues related to Africa, including:

Central to their discussion were the significant synergies between the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and its First Ten-Year Implementation Plan, their interlinkages with the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the Paris Climate Change Agreement, and the need to ensure strong and coordinated support for Africa’s implementation of these ambitious global and regional agendas, particularly through supporting the continent’s priority projects and utilizing innovative and transformative partnerships.