Every year in September, all 193 members of the United Nations meet at the General Assembly at the organisation’s headquarters in New York.
The General Assembly is one of the six main organs of the UN, where several international issues covered by the Charter of the United Nations, such as development, peace and security, international law are discussed.
This year’s assembly which starts on September 17, has climate change, universal health coverage and the politics of sustainable development, on the agenda.
There will also be meetings on financing for development, elimination of nuclear weapons and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Ghana will occupy the first seat in the Hall for this year’s session, including in the main committees, followed by all the other countries, in English alphabetical order.
African presidents set for General Assembly
African heads of state including Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa, Egypt’s Adel Fattah el-Sisi, Senegal’s Macky Sall and Democratic Republic of Congo’s Felix Tshisekedi are already in New York for the General Assembly.
— PERSPECTIVE 2019/2024 Avec Macky Rek🇸🇳 (@AvecMackyRek) September 22, 2019
#RDC 22.09.19 #NewYork Le Chef de l’État prend part en marge de la 74 ème Session de l’Assemblée Générale des @UN, à une réunion conjointe organisée par les @UN et la Banque Africaine de Développement @AfDB_Group avec les Chefs d’État et de Gouvernement des pays africains. pic.twitter.com/IOtMzl3czv
— Présidence RDC 🇨🇩 (@Presidence_RDC) September 22, 2019
South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa will be one of the notable absentees, having opted to deal with pressing domestic issues back home.
We look forward to the robust discussions on the various multilateral engagements which are scheduled to take place over the next few days at the 74th United Nations General Assembly. #TeamSA #UNGA #UNGA74 pic.twitter.com/UInPxfiBTq
— Minister Jackson Mthembu (@JacksonMthembu_) September 22, 2019