Annual General Debate of the UN General Assembly

President of the 69th session the General Assembly, Sam Kutesa, told reporters at United Nations Headquarters that the high-level general debate was very successful and that over the next year, work will be undertaken with “a spirit of cooperation and optimism inspired by the belief that together we can make a difference.”

The annual general debate brought to New York 117 Heads of State and Government, three Vice-Presidents, 56 Ministers, he said, which shows the increasing interest of world leaders in addressing today’s challenges, especially formulating the post-2015 development agenda.194 speakers took the floor in the general debate.