UN Intergovernmental Body

UN General Assembly Adopts Resolution on UNEP Governing Council Designation [viewed]

14 March 2013: During a plenary meeting on 13 March 2013, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a draft resolution that changes the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council to the "United Nations Environment Assembly of UNEP."

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IPBES-1 Final Report Available Online [viewed]

8 February 2013: The final report of the first session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-1), held from 21-26 January 2013, has been made available online.

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Event: 71st Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 71) [viewed]

The 71st Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 71) will convene at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, 13 September 2016. The General Debate will open on Tuesday, 20 September 2016.  

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Event: 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72) [viewed]

The 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72) will convene at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, 12 September 2017. The General Debate will open on Tuesday, 19 September 2017.  

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Event: 68th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 68) [viewed]

The 68th Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 68) will open on Tuesday, 17 September 2013. The General Debate will take place from 24 September-2 October on the theme 'Post-2015 Development Agenda: Setting the Stage'.  

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Event: 69th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 69) [viewed]

The 69th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 69) will convene at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, 16 September 2014. The General Debate will open on Wednesday, 24 September 2014. The debate's opening was postponed from Tuesday, 23 September 2014, to accommodate the Climate Summit (resolution A/RES/57/301 and decision 68/512).  

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Event: 70th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 70) [viewed]

The 70th Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 70) is scheduled to open at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, 15 September 2015. The General Debate is scheduled to open on Tuesday, 22 September 2015.  

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Event: UNGA Thematic Debate on Harmony with Nature and International Mother Earth Day [viewed]

The 67th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) will hold a thematic debate on Harmony with Nature on Earth Day, 22 April 2013. The concept note and draft programme are now available at: http://www.un.org/en/ga/president/67/. The date also was designated as International Mother Earth Day by a 2009 UN General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution (A/63/L.69).  

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UNGA Recognizes Importance of CMS Sharks MOU in Oceans Resolution [viewed]

14 January 2013:  The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has recognized the importance of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Memorandum of Understanding for the conservation of migratory sharks in its resolution on “Oceans and the Law of the Sea.”

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UNGA Adopts Resolution on Implementing UNCCD [viewed]

21 December 2012: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has adopted a resolution on the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), forwarded for consideration by its Second Committee (Economic and Financial) at the conclusion of its session in December.

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