Zuma to address UN General Assembly

President Jacob Zuma is number 19 on the list of over 100 world leaders that will be addressing the UN General Assembly.

President Jacob Zuma holds bilateral talks with the United Nations Secretary General Anto'nio Guterres on the sidelines of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA72), scheduled to take place from the 19-25 September 2017. Picture: GCIS

NEW YORK - President Jacob Zuma will address the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday.

Zuma is one of the leaders from around the world gathered in New York for the annual event, which is centred on the theme of striving for peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet.

Zuma is number 19 on the list of over 100 world leaders that will be addressing the UN General Assembly.

In addition to his address, he will sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Government says that signing this treaty is a reflection of its commitment to achieve a world free from the threat posed by nuclear weapons and ensuring that nuclear energy is only used for peaceful means.

For South Africa, this general debate coincides with the centenary anniversary of former ANC president Oliver Tambo.

Zuma is also expected to host an event in honour of this global icon and struggle stalwart.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)