In Focus: 74th session of the UN General Assembly

United Nations General Assembly Hall. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown.
Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

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The 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 74) is taking place at UN Headquarters from 17 to 30 September 2019, with the high-level General Debate starting on Tuesday, 24 September 2019. This year’s theme focuses on strengthening multilateral efforts to address climate action, poverty, sustainable development, and more.

At the largest annual meeting of world leaders, UN Women will shine the spotlight on gender equality and women’s empowerment, which stands at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals, climate action, universal health coverage and other matters that are on the agenda.

At the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit on 23 September, several initiatives will be put forth to address climate change, including one on gender equality, showing that the inclusion and leadership of women and girls make climate actions more effective.

UN Women, together with civil society and the Governments of France and Mexico, will also announce the plans for the Generation Equality Forum, taking place in 2020, to mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

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Watch this space for news and updates on gender equality at UNGA 74, and find out how to get involved with UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign.

Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future

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