Zuma to attend opening of UN General Assembly today

President Zuma will participate in high-level meetings on the margins of the general debate.

President Jacob Zuma meets with United Nations Secretary General Mr Ban Ki Moon ahead of the 71st United Nations General Assembly. Picture: GCIS.

NEW YORK - President Jacob Zuma will attend the opening of the United Nations General Assembly today.

More than 140 heads of state will descend on New York this week for the annual gathering.

President Zuma will participate in high-level meetings on the margins of the general debate.

Yesterday, he took part in a plenary addressing large movements of refugees and migrants. Today he's expected to attend a high-level commission on health employment and economic growth, and an event to commemorate the five-year anniversary of the Open Government Partnership hosted by South Africa.

President Zuma is also expected to attend the US-Africa Business Forum hosted by US President Barak Obama on Wednesday.