NEW YORK – The seventy-first annual session of the UN General Assembly is set to start in New York on Tuesday.

The opening of the session will be followed by a high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants on next Monday.

During the meeting, the world leaders are expected to consider the causes and consequences of large movements of people, while the war in Syria is likely to overshadow the other issues.

The Assembly’s annual general debate will start on 20th of this month and conclude within a week. During the debate, the Heads of State and Government and other senior national representatives will present their views about pressing world issues.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is also expected leave for New York on September 16 to lead the Pakistani delegation in the session. In his speech at the UNGA, he will highlight the plight of the people in Indian-held Kashmir, urging world leaders to push India to end its military occupation in the valley.