Media gather outside UN Headquarters in New York City

The UN General Assembly General Debate continues on Tuesday where world leaders will continue to address their peers.

In addition to speeches, here is what you need to know about other related events taking place on Tuesday:


A special event organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights aims to draw attention to the growing body of evidence suggesting that from, the perspective of murder victims’ families, the death penalty is harmful and interferes with a difficult healing process. 


high-level event organized by the LGBT Core Group called “Leaving No-one Behind: Equality and Inclusion in the Post-2015 Development Agenda” will raise awareness about challenges faced by members of the LGBT community around the world, and to highlight the linkages between LGBT inclusion and the pace of social and economic development.

Hosted by UN Women, UNDP and France, the “Empowering Women in Climate Action” forum will highlight the need for the future Paris Agreement will be to contribute to reducing gender inequalities and integrating gender considerations into the climate change agenda.
Foreign ministers from among 183 countries that have already signed or ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) will gather to call upon remaining countries to do so without delay. They also agree on a number of steps to promote the Treaty’s entry into force in the next couple of years.  While its official name is the Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, the conference is named after Article XIV of the CTBT, which regulates the entry into force of the Treaty.

Other side events

  • G7 Call for Increased Humanitarian Assistance to Refugees and Displaced
  • High-level meeting on Countering Violent Extremism
  • 70th anniversary of the International Court of Justice (ICJ)
  • High-level meeting on South Sudan
  • High-level meeting on peace, security and cooperation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the region

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