Zuma arrives in New York

President Jacob Zuma will address the UN on Wednesday on Millennium Development Goals.

President Jacob Zuma is welcomed to New York, USA by SA Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool on 21 September 2014. Picture: GCIS

NEW YORK - President Jacob Zuma has arrived in New York, USA ahead of the 69th United Nations General Assembly.

This year's annual gathering of world leaders will focus on an array of issue, including next year's deadline for reaching the Millennium Development Goals.

President Zuma is expected to outline South Africa's progress in achieving the MDGs specifically with regard to the education, health and women empowerment.

Zuma, who's accompanied by a number of ministers, will address the UN on Wednesday.

He will also use the occasion to thank the international community for its supports on the 20th anniversary of democracy.