General Assembly

FEATURE: The UN General Assembly’s Third Committee – social, humanitarian and cultural issues

Established in 1945, at the end stages of World War II, the United Nations General Assembly serves as the world body's principal policy-making and deliberative organ, providing a forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the UN Charter.

FEATURE: The UN General Assembly’s Second Committee – economic and financial issues

Established in 1945, at the end stages of World War II, the United Nations General Assembly serves as the world body's principal policy-making and deliberative organ, providing a forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the UN Charter.

General Assembly wraps up main part of 67th session

Capping off days of intense negotiations, the General Assembly concluded the main part of its sixty-seventh session with the adoption of nearly two dozen texts recommended by its administrative and budgetary committee, also known as the Fifth Committee.

General Assembly resolution aims to end FGM

United Nations Member States on the 20th of December approved a draft resolution aimed at ending the harmful practice of female genital mutilation.

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Messenger of Peace Stevie Wonder celebrates UN Day

American musical icon, Stevie Wonder, brought the house down during the United Nations Day concert in New York on Wednesday, the 24th of October.

In this feature prepared by Beng Poblete-Enriquez, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon introduced Stevie as the 8th wonder of the world.

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There’s more that unites us than divides us: Stevie Wonder

The United Nations General Assembly came alive with the music of renowned American artist Stevie Wonder on Wednesday night.

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FEATURE: What does the UN General Assembly do when the General Debate ends?

The United Nations General Assembly.

Some have called it the world’s largest talking shop; others have called it a parliament of mankind. Often, there are a range of views inbetween and around those two perpectives.

New President outlines priorities for 67th General Assembly session

Giving the General Assembly a more prominent role in discussions on global economic governance and strengthening efforts to achieve the peaceful resolution of disputes will be among the priorities for the 67th session, the President of the 193-member body said today.

From General Assembly podium, Albanian President calls for UN reform

From the podium of the General Assembly, Albania’s President Bujar Nishani today called on the United Nations to reform itself to better tackle the multiple crises facing the world.

Secretary-General shares expectations ahead of General Assembly debate

Heads of state will once again converge on New York for the annual general debate of the United Nations General Assembly which begins on Tuesday.

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