The United Nations confirmed that Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will speak before the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, Sept. 21 in New York.
This will be Peña Nieto’s third appearance before the General Assembly, and his last under UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, whose term ends in December.
Peña Nieto will speak after his Zimbabwean counterpart, Robert Mugabe, and before Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.
Peña Nieto’s speech will take place around 10 a.m. New York time.
According to UN spokespeople, the order of speaking for national leaders is decided by negotiations between delegations from each country.
Traditionally the Brazilian leader is the first to speak because the first president of the UN General Assembly was a Brazilian. The second speaking place is usually given to the United States.
Heads of state are usually given preference, followed by heads of government and ministers. The General Assembly’s 71st session will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 20 and end on Monday, Sept 26.
The president of the 71st session of the General Assembly will be the Fijian diploman Peter Thompson.