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General Assembly elects Permanent Representative of Fiji as President of 71st session

The United Nations General Assembly today elected Peter Thomson, Permanent Representative of Fiji, as President of its upcoming 71st session. Mr. Thomson, who will replace current General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft, will begin his tenure in September at the commencement of the 71st General Assembly session. Continue reading

Concluding Debate, General Assembly Speakers Call on United Nations to Invoke Compassion, Dignity amid Waves of Refugees, War, Climate Threats

In addressing the world’s enormous challenges — serving waves of refugees in the Mediterranean, brokering necessary peace in the Middle East and managing the “existential” threat of climate change — speakers in the General Assembly today called on the United Nations to invoke the spirit that had underpinned its historic founding 70 years ago:  one of compassion and dignity. Continue reading

UN General Assembly General Debate Schedule of 28 September to 3 October

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70th General Assembly draft programme of work

UN General AssemblyThe General Assembly, in paragraph 5 (d) of the annex to its resolution 58/316 on further measures for the revitalization of the work of the Assembly, decided that in July of each year the General Committee would conduct a review of the proposed programme of work for the forthcoming session of the Assembly, on the basis of a report submitted by the Secretary-General, and Continue reading

General Assembly Adopts 5 Resolutions, 1 Decision Including on Conservation of Marine Biological Diversity, Eliminating Sexual Violence in Conflict

UN General AssemblyAddressing a range of items on its agenda, the General Assembly today adopted five resolutions and one decision, including texts on the Law of Sea, on the establishment of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict and on achieving peace in Africa by 2020. In adopting, without a vote, a 46-paragraph resolution titled “Implementation of Continue reading

UN Secretary-General’s address to the General Assembly

As the General Assembly begins the general debate of its sixty-eighth session, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presents to the Assembly his annual report on the work of the Organization. 24 September 2013 United Nations, New York Photo # 562214Declaring that “leadership makes the difference,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged heads of State and Government gathered in New York to “hear the call of history” and, through hard work, commitment and integrity, answer the just demands of their people for human dignity and sustainable development. Continue reading