General Assembly President

Under ‘extraordinary circumstances’, General Assembly continues to serve the people

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the General Assembly has worked hard, under “extraordinary circumstances” to uphold its vital mandates, perform essential services, and ensure continuity in the name of the people the Organization serves, the president of the UN body said on Tuesday.

Solidarity is the world’s ‘best line of defence’: UN General Assembly president

Back in September, the world committed to a landmark political declaration on universal health coverage. Now, in the throes of the COVID-19 crisis, the President of the UN General Assembly has reiterated the importance of investing in health as “an investment in human capital, social and economic development and the empowerment of all people”.

News in Brief 3 October, 2019

  • UN’s Guterres: Broad climate ‘movement’ has begun 
  • UNMISS: ‘Peace is still fragile’ throughout South Sudan 
  • Former Assembly President, Professor Freitas do Amaral, dies 
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Newly-elected Nigerian UN General Assembly President pledges focus on ‘peace and prosperity’ for most vulnerable

The global reach of the United Nations makes it “the world's best hope for peace and security, sustainable development and the promotion and protection of human rights and social progress”, said the top Nigerian diplomat who will be the next President of the General Assembly.

Youth, indigenous peoples, migrants and refugees boost hope for human rights: Guterres

People’s rights are under fire “in many parts of the globe,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Human Rights Council on Monday, before insisting that he was not “losing hope”, thanks to the progress made by powerful grassroots movements for social justice.

Advancing multilateralism goes ‘hand-in-hand’ with work of the UN

Revitalizing the United Nations to “strengthen a multilateral rule-based world order” tops a list of priorities the General Assembly President told UN Member States on Tuesday.