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The 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly formally convened on Tuesday 17th of September 2013. The General Debate will open on Tuesday 24th September. The Foreign Minister and Attorney General of Belize, Hon. Wilfred Elrington will deliver Belize’s national address to the general debate on 30th September, 2013 at 11am. The theme of the 68th Session is “The Post 2015 Development Agenda:  Setting the Stage.”  In this address, Belize’s Foreign Minister will highlight Belize’s priorities within the framework of the global goals expected in the 2015 Development Agenda. He will reaffirm Belize’s commitment to the process of developing an international agenda, while at the same time recognizing the need for developing countries like Belize to perform the delicate balance between addressing national priorities while meeting international obligations.

Minister Elrington will lead a delegation from Belize comprising of H.E Alexis Rosado, CEO in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Nestor Mendez, Ambassador of Belize to the United States, Senior Ambassador, H.E. Fred Martinez, Ambassador of Belize to Guatemala and the Director of International Affairs, Mr. Alfonso Gahona.

While in New York, the Foreign Minister and his delegation will attend High Level Meetings on issues  such as development goals for persons with disabilities, follow up efforts towards achieving millennium development goals, international migration, as well as bi-lateral meetings as a part of CARICOM, CELAC, the Commonwealth and G77.

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