72nd Session of the
SEPTEMBER 18-22, 2017
UNITED NATIONS HQ - NYC
Heads of State and Government will be gathering at the UN Headquarters in New York for the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly which opens on 12thSeptember. The General Debate under the theme “Focusing on people: striving for peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet” begins on 19th September.
In a world dominated by economic and environmental constraints, high demands on political and financial stability, and beset with increasing migration and mounting refugee crises, the discussions at this year’s UN General Assembly can play a critical role in catalysing action for the achievement of sustainable development and peace.
During the week of 18th to 22nd September, the UN Department of Public Information together with the Office of the President of the UN General Assembly, UN Foundation and the Pvblic Foundation will host the SDG Media Zone—a live broadcast of interviews, panel discussions and other digital content—to engage people all around the world in the important conversations happening at the UN General Assembly. The hashtag will be #SDGLive.