Jacinda Ardern outlines her jam-packed week at United Nations

Ms Ardern will meet Ms Hathaway who is the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador.
Ms Ardern will meet Ms Hathaway who is the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador. Photo credit: Getty

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has outlined the plan for her jam-packed visit to the United Nations in New York next week, which includes a meeting with Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway.

"Opening week of the General Assembly is the largest gathering of world leaders on the international calendar," Ms Ardern said.

"It's a chance to advance New Zealand's interests on the world stage, reconnect with partners and forge new alliances."

Climate change will be a major focus of her week. She's delivering the keynote address at the opening of UN Climate Week, is the keynote speaker at the One Planet Summit hosted by President of France Emmanuel Macron, and will give the keynote speech at the International Conference on Sustainable Development World Leaders Forum.

New Zealand is also co-hosting the inaugural meeting of the Carbon Neutrality Alliance, along with the Marshall Islands.

"I will also be making the case for a fair rules-based system for global trade," Ms Ardern says.

She will speak at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, and meet with European Union leaders to "assess progress on our free trade talks".

She'll attend President Trump's reception for heads of delegation, and will meet with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, UNICEF executive director Henrietta H Fore, and Anne Hathaway.

Ms Hathaway is the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, a role she was appointed to in June 2016, and Ms Ardern will discuss rights for women and children, and sustainable development with her.

On September 27, Ms Ardern will deliver New Zealand's statement in the United Nations General Debate.

She'll also be interviewed by CNN's Christiane Amanpour, appear as a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and take part in a New York Times panel on women and leadership with former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

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