World leaders will make history this month at the UN. We’ll be watching and using this blog to help you find out what’s happening at the 68th session of the General Assembly. To get you started, here are some quick links.
- Official General Assembly website
- Guest blog post by President of the General Assembly John Ashe
- UN Webcast: Live coverage of meetings — also includes on-demand videos of past events.
- Follow @UN, @UN_Spokesperson, @UN_PGA and #UNGA on Twitter (plus more specialized and multilingual accounts).
- Many high-level events will take place on issues including the Millennium Development Goals, migration and development, disabilities and development, and nuclear disarmament.
This year’s theme is “Post-2015 Development Agenda: Setting the Stage.”
Starting on 23 September we’ll be posting daily updates about major events taking place, behind-the-scenes content only available on social media and details about how to take part in events on social media platforms.
Stay tuned for updates!
In the mean time, here’s one interesting fact: ahead of every session, lots are drawn to determine which country will be seated at the first desk to the right of the president. This year, Croatia’s lot was drawn, and the other member states then are seated in alphabetical order according to their English-language name.
More about the functions and powers of the General Assembly.
How does your country participate in UN activities and what have they said at past General Assembly meetings? Check out Member States on the Record.