The 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) is about to open on Tuesday. The session is an annual occasion for the UNGA members to engage in multilateral discussions on key issues to the international community.
On September 24, the high-level meeting of the UNGA in honor of the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, known as the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, will be held to aim focus on global peace.
On the same day, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will convene a high-level meeting on financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The high-level general debate will start on September 25 and is expected to last until October 1. The theme of the general debate will be “Making the United Nations Relevant to All People: Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies.” The provisional list of speakers can be found here.
Also on September 25, the secretary-general will convene a high-level meeting on the action for peacekeeping. According to the UN, the event will serve as an opportunity for the international community to understand the achievements and challenges of peacekeeping, and to renew individual and collective commitments to strengthening operations.
On September 26, a high-level meeting on the fight against tuberculosis, as well as a meeting to commemorate and promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons will be held.
On September 27, the president of the general assembly will convene a high-level meeting to undertake a comprehensive review of the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.