The President of the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA Tijjani Muhammad-Bande has outlined his priorities for the remaining part of his tenure in 2020 which are anchored on his vision of peace and security, quality education, zero-hunger, climate action, poverty eradication, and inclusion, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs.

These came with an implementation roadmap at an informal plenary of the Assembly in New York.

Addressing delegates, Muhammad-Bande said he is determined to galvanise partnerships in implementation of the action plan.

On peace and security, the Nigerian diplomat emphasised the need for multilateralism in international conflict resolution, an issue he promised to flag with stakeholders.

He said the Ukrainian plane tragedy resulting from the Iran-U.S. crisis underscored the need for countries to resolve their differences through diplomacy.

Muhammad-Bande noted that it is thus critical that the assemble find solutions to the Israel-Palestine conflict or question, as with those in Syria, Yemen, Libya and others.