United Nations General Assembly

World leaders will make history this month when they gather at the UN for the 69th Session of the General Assembly.  We’ll be watching and using this blog to help you find out what’s happening. To get you started, here are some quick links.

Starting on 22 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. For this session, Cuba’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.

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