PM Sogavare Arrives in New York for UNGA


Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Damukana Sogavare has arrived in New York City to participate in the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).  

The Prime Minister and his delegation of key government Ministers and officials arrived safely this morning (Sunday New York time) after leaving the country on Friday 16th September.  

Following his arrival, the honorable Prime Minister attended a briefing at the Solomon Islands Mission Office. 

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare at the UN General Assembly 2016. Photo credit:

Engagements for tomorrow include a High Level Meeting on Sustainable Development Goals, a high level meeting on Transforming Education, Meeting on LDC graduation and one on Peacebuilding Fund Commission. Bilateral meetings will also happen; one with Qatar and the other with Barbados.  Details and outcomes of each engagement will be made known if or when they are received.  

Tomorrow’s engagements will end as late as 9pm. 

The main highlight will be the Prime Minister Sogavare delivering the Solomon Islands National Statement this Friday between 9am and 2:45pm New York time. 

Exact time will be confirmed, noting Solomon Islands is 15 hours ahead of New York. 

PM and delegation being briefed before tomorrow’s engagements


Solomon Islanders world over will be able to follow the address live on SIBC. 

Apart from the UNGA77, Prime Minister Sogavare and his delegation will go to various engagements including being part of the Pacific Leaders meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House, attending the Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance in Singapore and a separate meeting with the Australian Prime Minister in Canberra, Australia.

Accompanying Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare to the UNGA 77 are; Madam Emmy Sogavare, Hon. Jeremiah Manele, MP Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Hon. Rex Ramofafia, Minister for National Planning and Development Coordination, Hon. Ishmael Avui, Minister for Lands and Housing, Hon. Makario Tagini, Minister for Public Service plus other dignitaries.


Prime Minister’s Press Secretariat

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