The three-day summit of the World Leaders on Millennium Development Goals opens in the United States today.
World leaders who are in New York to attend the UN General Assembly sessions will be participating in this Summit. President Rajapaksa is also due to address this meeting. He will make a clarification on Sri Lanka’s contribution to poverty alleviation, the elimination of the HIV Aids and to reach the Millennium target on primary education to al children by the year 2015. In addition to leaders of nearly 140 countries, activists of Civil organizations and public sector representatives are due to join in this three-day Millennium Development Goals meeting. The general debate in which leaders of member countries are due to address will begin on Thursday.
The President is slated as the Seventh speaker on the inaugural day. International reports claim that State leaders from 192 member countries of the UN Body founded through the UN Charter after the Second World War are arriving in New York to participate in the 65th General Assembly sessions.