New York, United States of America
18-24 September 2022

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. embarks on his inaugural trip to the United States of America (USA) since assuming the Presidency to participate in the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

The Working Visit also marks the President’s third overseas trip following his State Visits to the Republic of Indonesia and Republic of Singapore in early September.

He is set to participate in the UNGA as one of the speakers in the High-Level General Debate, his first time to address the heads of state and government from different UN Member States, and deliver the Philippines’ vision for the UN and its role in fostering cooperation to address global challenges.

The UNGA is the main policymaking body of the UN. Comprising all 193 Member States, it provides a unique forum for multilateral discussion on international concerns covered by the Charter of the United Nations.

The 77th Session of the UNGA formally opened on 13 September 2022 with Ambassador Csaba Kőrösi, Director of Environmental Sustainability at the Office of the President of Hungary, as the newly elected President of the General Assembly. This year’s Session works under the theme, ‘A Watershed Moment: Transformative Solutions To Interlocking Challenges’, which centers on issues that confront countries including the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the climate emergency, conflict, humanitarian needs and other concerns.

On the day of his arrival, the Chief Executive takes the opportunity to meet and personally thank his ‘kababayans’ in the United States for their support and important role in the continuing work of nation-building.

Among the highlights of his Working Visit are his bilateral meetings with fellow leaders and dialogues with the business community to strengthen the country’s relations with partner nations and to boost the Philippine economy.