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The opening meeting of the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, 73rd session (With CART services)
24 Sep 2018 -  The high-level plenary meeting is convened by the President of the General Assembly in honour of the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela and focuses on global peace and security.

Opening speakers will include the President of the General Assembly, the Secretary-General, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, an eminent person, and a representative of civil society, followed by Member States.

A political declaration, co-facilitated by South Africa and Ireland, will be adopted at the opening.

It will be held pursuant to General Assembly resolution A/RES/72/243 of 22 December 2017.

1. Opening Plenary

- Opening Statement by H.E. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the General Assembly

- Adoption of Political declaration

- Statement by H.E. Mr. Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General

- Statement H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission

- Statement by H.E. Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa

- Statement by H.E. Mr. Leo Varadkar, Prime Minister of Ireland Statement by Mrs. Graca Machel, Eminent Person, The Elders

- Statement by Mr. Kumi Naidoo, Civil Society Representative, Secretary General of Amnesty International.
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