The 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72) will convene at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, 12 September 2017. The General Debate will open on Tuesday, 19 September 2017, with a focus on the theme, ‘Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet’.
In preparation for the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), the UN has released documents related to its agenda items on Education, Environmental Conventions, and Social Development, as summarized here. A summary of UNGA 72 documents on Trade, Gender and Human Development is here, and a summary of documents on Globalization and 2030 Agenda, Technology and Innovation, and Water and Sanitation is here.
The President of the 72nd session of the UNGA, Miroslav Lajčák, identified the following six overarching priorities for his tenure following his election: making a difference in the lives of ordinary people; prevention and mediation for sustaining peace; migration; political momentum for the SDGs and climate; human rights and equality, including equal opportunities for genders; and quality of events organized by the Presidency. A summary of his opening statement as UNGA 72 President is here.
At the beginning of 2018, the UNGA President provided an update on his priorities, as reported here.