UN General Assembly

From 1992-1994, the Earth Negotiations Bulletin covered the United Nations General Assembly’s negotiations following up on the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED/Earth Summit). Established in 1945 under the Charter of the United Nations, the UN General Assembly occupies a central position as the chief deliberative, policymaking, and representative organ of the United Nations.

During this period, the General Assembly adopted resolutions that established the UN Commission on Sustainable Development, initiated negotiations on the UN Convention to Combat Desertification and the UN Fish Stocks Agreement, organized the 1994 Conference of the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States, and established 22 March as World Water Day.

The Earth Negotiations Bulletin has also covered many of the high-level events during the opening of the annual General Assembly sessions.


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High-Level Dialogue on Energy Technical Working Groups

The High-Level Dialogue on Energy is the first global gathering on energy under the auspices of the UN General Assembly since the UN Conference on New and Renewable Sources of Energy in 1981.
Event 22 February 2021 - 26 May 2021

Biodiversity Summit

The Summit on Biodiversity will be convened at the level of Heads of State and Government under the theme “Urgent Action on Biodiversity for Sustainable Development” on 30 September 2020.
Event 30 September 2020

Coverage of Selected Side Events at the UN Summits Week 2020

The 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly will open with a gathering of world leaders from 23-29 September, who will participate in a series of summits, high-level meetings and side events.
Event 22 September 2020 - 29 September 2020

SDG Moment

The Political Declaration of the Sustainable Development Goals Summit requested the Secretary-General “to organize an annual moment in the context of the general debate of the General Assembly to highlight inspiring SDG Action.
Event 18 September 2020