2021 UN General Assembly, 76th Session

Nadine Ravaud

For more information about this event, see https://www.un.org/en/ga/.

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) is the main policy-making organ of the Organization. Comprising all Member States, it provides a unique forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the Charter of the United Nations.

Whether in-person or virtually, we will come together in 2021 to cultivate ideas, identify solutions, and build partnerships with the power to solve a wide range of complex global problems from inequality to climate change. Global Goals Week is what it looks like when the SDG community comes together.

Background

Each of the 193 Member States of the United Nations has an equal vote. The UNGA meets in regular sessions from September to December each year, and thereafter as required. It discusses specific issues through dedicated agenda items or sub-items, which lead to the adoption of resolutions.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UNGA has been carrying out its work since 2020 via novel means to guarantee business continuity and mitigate the spread of the disease. The pandemic is not the only issue the world faces. Racism, intolerance, inequality, climate change, poverty, hunger, armed conflict, and other ills remain global challenges. These challenges call for global action, and the General Assembly is a critical opportunity for all to come together and chart a course for the future.

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The practical arrangements for the conduct of the general debate and the high-level meetings and of the 76th session of the General Assembly will be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the holding of meetings and how they are conducted, and the number of attendees. All changes will be reflected in the UN Journal and on the Meetings schedule.

💡 Provisional Agenda of the 76th session (version as of 16 July 2021)

📌 High-Level Meetings of the 76th Session, including the General Debate (Tuesday, 21 September to Monday, 27 September 2021, including Saturday, 25 September)


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