As they do every year, Heads of State and Government from around the world have gathered at the United Nations (UN) in New York to discuss the global challenges and propose ways to face them together.

The General Assembly is the main deliberative organ of the UN. Every member state of the UN is a member of the UN General Assembly, which holds an ordinary session each year. This year, the session began on September 13 under the presidency of Ambassador Peter Thomson, Permanent Representative of Fiji.

Foreign Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu’s agenda of activities in New York began on Sunday with the Global Demining Initiative for Colombia Ministerial Meeting, where she announced Mexico’s contribution to the initiative, which seeks to eliminate all anti - personnel landmines in Colombia by 2021.



On Monday, President Enrique Peña Nieto met with the State Counselor of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi. The meeting was attended by Foreign Secretary Ruiz Massieu, Undersecretary Carlos de Icaza, and the Head of the Office of the Presidency, Francisco Guzman.


The president attended the Plenary Session of the High-Level Summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants, and the roundtable on a "Global compact for safe, regular and orderly migration: Towards realizing the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development and achieving full respect for the human rights of migrants." 




On Tuesday, Mexico will participate in the Leaders' Summit on Refugees and will speak as part of the General Debate of the UN General Assembly.