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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

Young People Must Be at Centre of Sustainable Development Agenda

As key drivers of change in the post-2015 era, the world’s 1.2 billion young people must be bolstered by robust national policies and innovative solutions to the challenges they faced, speakers told the General Assembly as it held a commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations World Programme of Action for Youth today. Continue reading

With eyes fixed on 2015, General Assembly takes up annual report on UN’s work

 7 October 2014 – The United Nations General Assembly today discussed Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s report on the work of the Organization, which covers a range of issues and calls for renewed efforts to address peace and security challenges and to encourage development aspirations. Continue reading

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.” Continue reading

Ebola Crisis Reponse

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will convene leaders gathering in New York for the upcoming high-level segment of this year’s United Nations General Assembly to highlight the urgent needs and required response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Continue reading

69th Session of the General Assembly

UntitledEstablished in 1945 under the Charter of the United Nations, the General Assembly occupies a central position as the chief deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations. The General Assembly opens its sixty-ninth session on Tuesday, 16 September, at 3 pm, at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

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Post-2015 Development Agenda

The United Nations took a major step on the road towards crafting a new, sustainability-focused agenda, as two of the Organization’s main bodies – the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) – brought Member States together to weigh action-oriented solutions for mobilizing new and existing development partnerships. 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