President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to Attend the 62nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, USA September 26-28, 2007

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PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal Arroyo leaves today for an official visit to the United States on September 26-28, 2007, chiefly to attend the 62nd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. President Arroyo is slated to deliver remarks before the member states of the United Nations, a speech that would highlight the commitment of our country on key issues in the international agenda.

She is also set to attend the launching of a book on Inter-faith Dialogue, a modality of interaction that has been promoted by the Philippines that would bring leaders from various faith traditions to agree on universal goals such as international peace.

Prior to her attendance in the UN General Assembly, President Arroyo will participate in the Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). This Annual Meeting, held to coincide with the UN General Assembly, brings in more than a thousand leaders from government, business, non-governmental organizations, and the academe to discuss and design responses to global problems for the purpose of enabling productive action in CGI's four areas of focus: Education, energy and climate change, global health and poverty alleviation. …