Iran FM due in New York Thursday

IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is scheduled to visit New York Thursday to attend the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) High-level Meeting on Sustaining Peace.

The event is to be held on April 24-25 in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

Zarif is to deliver speech on April 24.

Holding bilateral meetings with other countries is on Zarif’s itinerary.

Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi will accompany Iranian FM during the trip.

UNGA President Miroslav Lajcak will convene a high-level meeting to assess efforts undertaken and opportunities to strengthen the UN’s work on peacebuilding and sustaining peace.

As specific objectives, the meeting will reflect on how to: 1) Adjust to the new UN approach to peace with the emphasis on conflict prevention; 2) Strengthen operational and policy coherence within the United Nations system towards peacebuilding and sustaining peace; 3) Increase, restructure and better prioritize funding to United Nations peacebuilding activities; 4) Strengthen partnerships between the UN and key stakeholders in the field; 5) Address the root causes of conflict to sustain peace; 6) Address the role of women and youth in peacebuilding.