United Nations General Assembly

World Leaders are gathering in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly. Follow this year’s most important topics of discussion, as leaders attempt to agree on solutions.

UNGA to sign new marine habitat protection pact

World leaders at the United Nations General Assembly are expected to sign a new pact aimed at protecting marine habitats on Wednesday. The High Seas Treaty would give countries a collective legal responsibility for waters beyond their national jurisdictions as part of a drive to prevent irreversible climate change.

See what the future of UN Peacekeeping in Africa looks like

For the first time since its establishment 75 years ago, UN Peacekeeping around the world could be forced to change the way it operates. Earlier this year, the government of Mali decided to terminate the UN’s long standing peacekeeping operation in the country. Now experts say that an era of large, complex UN missions, especially in Africa, could be drawing to an end.

UNGA high level debate to address pressing global issues

The conflict in Ukraine will undoubtedly feature prominently at this year's United Nations High Level debate in New York City. But analysts say there are other pressing issues that also need the world body's attention like development and climate change. Jody Jacobs has more from New York.

China-U.S. hope to ease tensions during UN meeting

How effective is the UN plan to address climate change?

It's been a year of climate action for the United Nations. The world body continues to work to try to find ways to help slow down global warming and the problems it causes. Is the UN plan effective?

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World leaders to discuss conflict in Ukraine at the UNGA

The ongoing conflict in Ukraine will be front and center when world leaders gather in New York for the United Nations General Assembly.
A high-level meeting will be held to discuss the latest developments on the ground and what actions can be taken moving forward. But few are holding out hope for any major diplomatic breakthroughs.

UNGA will address the global migration crisis

More than 100 million people worldwide are currently forcibly displaced. The global migration crisis will be an important topic of discourse in the upcoming United Nations General Assembly, potentially impacting millions of the most vulnerable people.

The Heat: UN General Assembly opens in New York

The annual session of the UN General Assembly – also called UNGA – officially got underway September 5th at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
World leaders and government representatives from around the globe will be taking part as they address the high-level “General Debate” later this month.

The Heat: UN General Assembly opens in New York

As world leaders prepare to gather in New York for the 78th meeting of the UN General Assembly, we take a look at China’s growing support of the world body.

AI: Is the world ready to confront the new reality?

Artificial Intelligence has the potential to transform the world for the better and some say for the worse. The United Nations is urging the international community to confront the new reality. CGTN's Mark Niu reports.