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    • 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

    *for more details go to  UN Journal

      • A/74/251- Agenda of the 74th session (20 September)
      • A/74/200 - List of supplementary items proposed for inclusion in the agenda of the 74th session of the General Assembly (20 August 2019)
      • A/74/1 - Report by the Secretary-General on the Work of the Organisation.

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About President of the 74th General Assembly

His Excellency Mr. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande

74th President of the UNGA

On June 4 2019, the United Nations General Assembly elected the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations as President of its upcoming 74th session.

Tijjani Muhammad-Bande has had an outstanding career as a scholar and diplomat. He received a BSc (Political Science) from Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria (1979); an MA (Political Science) from Boston University, United States of America (1981); and a PhD (Political Science) from University of Toronto, Canada (1987).

He started his academic career at Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Nigeria, rising from Graduate Assistant in 1980 to full Professor in 1998, and ultimately to Vice-Chancellor, in 2004, a position he held for five years. During his tenure as Vice Chancellor, the University, with about 20,000 full-time students in various faculties, ranked first in the accreditation of academic programmes in Nigerian universities (2007).

Between 2000 and 2004, Professor Mohammad-Bande served as Director-General of Le Centre Africain de Formation et de Recherche Administratives pour le Développement (CAFRAD), in Tangiers, Morocco. Established by African governments in 1964, CAFRAD is the continent’s premier intergovernmental Centre for governance reform. Under his stewardship, the Centre improved much-needed training for senior African public servants, conducted specialized research on African governance issues, and worked with a variety of partners, in particular the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations.

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.

Tijjani Muhammad-Bande

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.

President of the Assembly addresses the opening of the 1st Plenary meeting, 74th General Assembly.
UN Secretary-General addresses the opening of the 1st Plenary meeting, 74th General Assembly.


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