Justin Trudeau will lead delegation to UN General Assembly opening next week
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heads from a media availability after the Liberal cabinet meeting in St. John's, N.L. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (Andrew Vaughan / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017 5:04PM EDT
OTTAWA -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will address the opening of the UN General Assembly in New York next week.
It's part of a packed New York schedule for the prime minister.
He will lead the Canadian delegation to the start of the assembly's 72nd session and give his speech on Thursday.
Trudeau is also to be honoured with a Global Citizen Award at the Atlantic Council in recognition of his leadership on inclusiveness, diversity and economic growth that works for everyone.
Before addressing the UN, Trudeau is to speak to more than 6,000 youth at WE Day New York to help mobilize young people on the world body's sustainable development goals, which aim to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.
He is also to participate in the Bloomberg Global Business Forum to discuss how to create a more transparent, equitable, and sustainable framework for the global economy.