- 18 September - Meeting of the First Committee.
- Venue - ECOSOC chambers
- 20 September - 2nd Plenary meeting
- Venue- General Assembly Hall
- 23 September 9:00 to 15:00 - High level and multi-stakeholders meeting on Universal Health Coverage.
- Venue - Trusteeship Council/ECOSOC Chambers
- 23 September / 10:00 - Climate Action summit.
- Venue - General Assembly Hall
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About President of the 74th General Assembly
His Excellency Mr. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande
We will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the creation of the United Nations next year. This presents a unique opportunity for us to reduce the trust deficit between nations, as we all share the same aspirations and we have no choice but to work together. If we will achieve the visions of our founding fathers, we must ensure that indifference and cynicism do not creep into our organization.
The President's priorities
Promoting international peace and security, in particular, conflict prevention—and on this, I fully agree with Secretary-General António Guterres that conflict prevention is key, rather than reacting to them at great cost to human life and resources. Conflict prevention is also the most meaningful way to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which was the central pledge of world leaders when they agreed the Charter of the United Nations. As we look forward to the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Organization, it is important that we recommit to that ideal;
Strengthening global action to tackle climate change, which is integral to the effective implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals;
Accentuating inclusion, human rights, and the empowerment of youth and women, respectively. As we prepare for the thirtieth anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, later this year, and for Beijing+25, next year, we must build on the progress that has been made by the Organization and by several countries to empower youth and women, and maximize their contribution to human progress
Promoting partnerships for advancing the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Goals 1, 2 and 4 on poverty eradication, zero hunger and quality education, respectively. This calls for urgent concerted action, to which I shall devote special attention. When we say, “leave no one behind” within the context of the implementation of the Goals, we must start by ensuring that the most vulnerable among us do not go hungry and have a fair chance to live meaningful, well-informed and dignified lives.
News from the General Assembly
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Press Conference - Full transcript of Secretary-General's press conference today ( 18 September 2019)
Remarks at the opening of the 74th General Assembly
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