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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 TB patient recovers at home in Colombia.
© PAHO/Joshua Cogan

New global action pledge to end TB by 2030

Applause rang out in one of the main conference rooms at UN headquarters on Friday as world leaders, civil society representatives and other stakeholders approved a declaration to advance efforts to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030.