President Robert Mugabe has arrived in New York, US, to attend the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

He was met at the JFK International Airport by the Zimbabwean representative to the UN, Ambassador Fredrick Shava and embassy staff.

Cde Mugabe is accompanied by the First Lady Amai Dr Grace Mugabe, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Cde Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, Industry and Commerce Minister Cde Mike Bimha and other government officials.

Zimbabwe has on several fora voiced its concerns in light of the Ezulwini Consensus for the democratisation of the UN system, and has also condemned illegal western sanctions on the country.

When President Mugabe addresses the UNGA later this week, he is expected to move national concerns, those of SADC, African Union (AU) and those of the developing world.  

The UN General Assembly debate will open on Tuesday the 19th and end on the 25th of this month.

It will be held under the theme: ‘Focusing on People Striving for Peace and Decent Life for All on Sustainable Planet.’

Discussions will also be centred on making a difference in the lives of ordinary people, prevention and mediation for sustaining peace, migration, climate change, human rights and equality.