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Special Coverage of UNGA78
18 September – 26 September 2023

The stage is set for the general debate of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly. As the world continues to grapple with the socio-economic fallout from the pandemic and the ongoing impact of the war in Ukraine, the debate will be held fully in-person for the first time since 2019, with world leaders heading to NY to deliver their statements in the iconic Assembly Hall.

Here, UN News gives you a front row seat to all the action. From your mobile phone or computer, follow Heads of States and Government as they define responses to the world’s most pressing challenges and take part in high-level discussions on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ambitious action to end the climate crisis, and an unprecedented three summit-level sessions on heath: pandemic preparedness; universal health coverage; and the global fight against tuberculosis.

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A farmer in Zambia grows sunflowers as part of an empowerment programme.
© UNICEF/Karin Schermbrucker

How the UN SDG Summit aims to transform the world

The centrepiece of the UN General Assembly’s 2023 high-level week, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit, will see world leaders gather in New York on Monday for two intense days of meetings. Their goal: to put the world back on track towards a greener, cleaner, safer, fairer future for all.