13 September - 27 September 2022

A watershed moment: transformative solutions to interlocking challenges.

UN General Assembly, 13-27 September

The theme for the seventy-seventh session of the General Assembly will be “A watershed moment: transformative solutions to interlocking challenges”.

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) is the main policy-making organ of the Organization. Comprising all Member States, it provides a unique forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the Charter of the United Nations.

This year’s discussions will focus on addressing the various challenges the world faces, from the COVID-19 pandemic to racism, intolerance, inequality, climate change, poverty, hunger, armed conflict, and other ills remain global challenges. These challenges call for global action, and the General Assembly is a critical opportunity for all to come together and chart a course for the future.

Events and side events: 

15 September, 14:30 – 16:00 CET: UHC High-Level Meeting 2023: Visioning Strong Health Systems Built on Women’s Rights [virtual]. Co-hosted by Women in Global Health, Women Deliver and Spectra. Register here.

20 September, 20:00 – 22:30 (CET): TB Side Event on Reaching the 2022 UN High Meeting Targets. Co-sponsored by Indonesia, WHO. Details forthcoming.

20 September, 23:00 – 21 September, 00:30 CEST : NCDs and Universal Health Coverage - Progress, Impact and Lessons Learnt globally and in low- and middle-income countries [Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY]. Hosted by the NCD Alliance. Register here.

21 September, 00:00 – 02:00 (CET): Promoting the Health of Refugees and Migrants: Are We in the Right Path to Evidence‐Informed Policymaking? Sponsored by WHO. Details forthcoming.  

21 September, 00:30 – 2:30 (CET): Countdown to the 2023 High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage: Reception for PHC & UHC Advocates [75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York]. Co-hosted by CSEM, Allies Improving PHC, Path, Living Goods, MSH, and Communities at the Heart of UHC. Register here.

21 September, 14:30 – 16:00 (CET): The Time is Now: Unlocking Ambition for Comprehensive Solutions to Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response [Millenium Hilton, One UN Plaza, New York, NY]. Co-sponsored by Costa Rica, South Africa, Sweden, WHO, UNF. 

21 September, 16:00 – 17:30 CET: Mobilizing resources and technical support with and for Member States to deliver the NCD and mental health-related SDG targets [virtual]. Annual meeting of the Friends of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases, co-hosted by Uruguay and WHO. Register here.

21 September, 17:00 – 18:30 (CET): Third Annual Ministerial Meeting on Universal Health Coverage: Investing in Health Systems Strengthening for Universal Health Coverage Through a Primary Health Care-Oriented Approach [virtual]. Group of Friends of UHC (Georgia, Japan, Thailand), WHO, UHC2030, IFRC, UN Foundation. Watch the livestream here.

21 September, 21:00 – 22:00 (CET): High-Level Event on Ending the Covid-19 Pandemic Through Equitable Access to Vaccines, Tests and Treatments. UNSG, WHO and UNICEF with the support of ACT-A partners. Details forthcoming.

22 September, 14:00 – 16:00 EST: 11th Annual PMNCH Accountability Breakfast [virtual]. Register here.

See also: https://www.un.org/en/ga/