77th session of the United Nations General Assembly


The 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly began on 13 September 2022 at the UN Headquarters in New York. Heads of State and Government and other high-level national representatives will meet during the High-level Week of the 77th UN General Assembly, to present their priorities and discuss major global challenges such as the war in Ukraine, the fight against climate change, food security, access to education and gender equality.

As the international community faces unprecedented challenges, this major event will provide an opportunity for France to reaffirm its commitment to strong and effective multilateralism.

The President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Catherine Colonna, and Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, Minister of State for Development, Francophonie and International Partnerships, will attend the High-level Week in New York.

A number of key moments will take place on the sidelines or as part of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, such as (list subject to change):

  • General Debate: from Tuesday, 20 September to Monday, 26 September;
  • Ministerial Summit for Information and Democracy;
  • Christchurch Summit on the fight against terrorist and violent extremist content online;
  • Ministerial Summit for Information and Democracy;
  • Ministerial meeting of the Security Council on Ukraine;

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What is the UN General Assembly?

The General Assembly is the United Nations’ main body for deliberations, policy preparation and representation. Made up of the 193 members of the United Nations, it is a multilateral forum for the international issues covered by the Charter of the United Nations.

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France, President of the United Nations Security Council

France holds the monthly presidency of the United Nations Security Council for September 2022, when a large number of high-level meetings and events will be taking place in New York, involving travel to the United Nations by many Heads of State and Government members.

The work of this presidency will mainly focus on the fight against impunity in Ukraine.

The presidency of the Security Council also provides an opportunity to highlight priority issues for France, and in particular:

  • The crises in the Middle East, especially Syria, Yemen, the Near East and Libya;
  • Peace and security in Africa;
  • Peacekeeping operations, with a debate on peacekeeping reform.

More information on the French Presidency of the Security Council

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The main responsibility of the Security Council is to “maintain international peace and security”. Members take turns to hold the presidency for one month at a time.

More information on France’s action within the United Nations Security Council

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