President Banda will address the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday, September 26. This will be her first speech to world leaders. Banda's address will come on the same day Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is expected to address the General Assembly. Western leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Holland are also expected to address the assembly. President Banda also was in attendance when US President Barack Obama delivered his speech to the UN general assembly. During the statement, President Obama commended the peaceful transition of power in Malawi.