PRESS RELEASE: UN General Assembly President travels to Denmark

PRESS RELEASE

UN General Assembly President travels to Copenhagen

UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, 16 June 2016 – The President of the UN General Assembly Mogens Lykketoft travelled to Denmark from 16 June until 19 June where he participated in the People’s Meeting in Bornholm.

The People’s Meeting is an open air festival about the society’s opportunities and challenges where politicians meets citizens, business people and civil society under informal forms.

The President participated in more than 15 debates about the UN. Among the themes were implementation of the SDGs, the Summit on Refugees and Migrant in September, the election of the next Secretary General and broader discussion on the scope and purpose of the United Nations. The President of the General Assembly had the pleasure to discuss with both Jeffrey Sachs, Special Adviser to the Secretary General on the SDGs and Karen AbuZayd, Special Adviser to the Secretary General on Refugees and Migrant.

Mr. Lykketoft had bilateral meetings with Pussy Riot, Danish Amnesty International and several members of the Danish Parliament.

On the trip to Copenhagen, Mr. Lykketoft was accompanied by Special Media Adviser Ulla Oestergaard. Travel and accommodation costs are covered by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Media contact:

For further information please contact Ulla Oestergaard, Deputy Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly, on T: +1 646 388 3080 or by mail E: oestergaard@un.org

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