Global news outlet
Sep. 16, 2022
The 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will open on Tuesday, 13 September 2022 at the UN Headquarters in New York, in the first in-person format since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Heads of states and governments from 193 Member States will exchange statements in-person in the General Assembly Hall, on the theme “A watershed moment: transformative solutions to interlocking challenges”. High-level events will include the annual Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Moment, the Transforming Education Summit, the commemoration of the thirtieth anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities, a high-level plenary to commemorate and promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, and several Member State and partner side events, including WHO sponsored events.
WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, as well as other WHO officials, will take part in person and virtually in several of the events to advocate the importance of ensuring strong pandemic preparedness and response, as well as equitable access to vaccines and other COVID-19 tools in order to end the pandemic and to put the world back on the path towards achieving universal health coverage (UHC) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).