The 76th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 76) opened on Tuesday, 14 September 2021. On that day, Abdulla Shahid of the Maldives, was sworn in as the General Assembly President and he opened the 76th session.
The first day of the high-level General Debate will be Tuesday, 21 September 2021. The General Debate will take place from Tuesday, 21 September to Monday, 27 September 2021, including Saturday, 25 September. Due to the global pandemic, the size of delegations allowed into the General Assembly Hall will be limited, and UN Member States were encouraged to provide pre-recorded statements in lieu of traveling to UN Headquarters. Over 100 Heads of State or Government are expected to attend in person.
The UN General Assembly is the main policy-making organ of the United Nations.
This policy brief provides a short overview of some key issues to be discussed during the General Debate and several High-Level events during the opening of UNGA 76.
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