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

UN Secretary-General António Guterres convened the UN High-level Dialogue on Energy (HLDE) under the auspices of the UN General Assembly (UNGA).
Event 24 September 2021

SDG Moment 2021

The second Sustainable Development Goals Moment (SDG Moment) of the Decade of Action was convened by UN Secretary-General António Gutteres on Monday, 20 September 2021.
Event 20 September 2021

UN General Assembly High-Level Event on the Ocean

This one-day high-level thematic debate convened by the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Volkan Bozkır, took place four years after the 2017 UN Ocean Conference.
Event 1 June 2021

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 - 3 June 2021

Biodiversity Summit

Humanity is waging war on nature, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told Member States during the opening segment of the UN Summit on Biodiversity, and one consequence is the emergence of deadly diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Ebola, and COVID-19.
Event 30 September 2020

SDG Moment

The SDG Moment was convened virtually by UN Secretary-General António Guterres to identify changes needed to recover better from COVID-19 and deliver the SDGs over the next decade.
Event 18 September 2020

UN Summits Week 2019

During the opening of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, Heads of State and Government and stakeholders from around the world took part in several high-level discussions on critical issues of shared concern.
Event 23 September 2019 - 27 September 2019