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UNGA 77: 10 Moments to watch out for

For many reasons, UNGA is especially important this year. It is the first fully in-person gathering since the outbreak of COVID-19, the world is facing multiple crises, but also, civil society is invited to participate like never before.

With so much going on – 178 items on the agenda of the General Assembly, as well as hundreds of official and unofficial side events being organized – we’ve compiled a list of essential moments to watch out for during this 2022 edition.

1. 16 – 19 September: Transforming Education Summit
In the midst of the global education crisis, leaders discuss how to move forward on SDG4.

2. 19 September: UN Private Sector Forum
Co-hosted with United Nations Global Compact, business- and government leaders gather for an urgent rescue effort for the SDGs.

3. 19 September: SDG Moment
Kicking off the High-Level Week, this event stresses the importance of the SDGs as ‘the world’s to-do list’.

4. 21 September: seventh replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
The fund hopes to raise at least $18 billion for its work in the next three years.

5. 21 September: Leaders’ Round Table on Climate Action
Ahead of COP27, a small group of world leaders aims to reboot cooperation on climate action.

6. 21 September: 30th Anniversary of the Declaration on the Rights of Minorities
This High-Level meeting takes stock of and evaluates the implementation of the Declaration.

7. 22 September: Security Council meeting on Ukraine
World leaders will address the Security Council on maintenance of peace and security in Ukraine.

8. 22 September: High-level General Assembly meeting on challenges in the Sahel
Solutions to poverty, insecurity, terrorism, displacement, and climate change in the region will be discussed.

9. 23 September: Ending COVID-19 Pandemic
This event addresses priority areas for equitable access to vaccines, diagnostics and treatments.

10. 26 September: High-level meeting to commemorate International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
Heads of State will discuss global nuclear risks against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine.

For an in-depth summary and analysis of these (or other) #UNGA77 meetings, reach out to our team to define topics of interest.