Established 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.
The Department of Public Information’s press kit for the 68th General Assembly is now available on the UN website in all six official languages. This year marks a new era for the press kit. For the first time, in an effort to reduce our carbon footprint and be environmentally friendly, DPI, with the agreement of the President-elect of the General Assembly, is only publishing the kit electronically, both on the General Assembly website and via the print-on-demand PaperSmart portal.