The General Assembly is the main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the UN. Comprising all 193 Members of the UN, it provides a unique forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the Charter of the United Nations (UN).
The General Debate will take place from 28 September to 3 October 2015 and will be preceded by the Sustainable Development Summit for the adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda outcome document titled: “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”
The General Debate takes place in the context of a number of landmark anniversaries, which include the:
(i) 70th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations;
(ii) 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War;
(iii) 70th anniversary of the use of the atomic bombs;
(iv) 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action;
(v) 15th anniversary of resolution 1325 on women, peace and security; and
(vi) target date for the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).