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UNGA 76 Highlights

Hybrid Event, 14/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

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About the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) is the main policy-making organ of the United Nations. Comprising all Member States, it provides a unique forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the Charter of the United Nations. Each of the 193 Member States of the United Nations has an equal vote.

The 76th session of the UN General Assembly will take place from Tuesday, 14 September, to Thursday, 30 September 2021. This includes the High-level General Debate, due to take place from Tuesday, 21 September through Monday, 27 September.

High-level events and sessions
“Opening Ceremony of the UNGA 76"
Tuesday, 14 September | 3:00 PM

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"SDG Moment"
Monday, 20 September | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Follow live | Background note | Agenda | Event website

“UN General Debate"

Tuesday, 21 September to Monday, 27 September 2021 (including Saturday, 25 September)

The opening of the General Debate will take place from Tuesday, 21 September
9:00 to 19:00 (GA Hall)

Event website

"Yemen: Responding to the Crises within the World's Largest Humanitarian Crisis"
Wednesday, 22 September | 10:00 - 12:00

Live webcast | Concept note and Agenda

“Extraordinary G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting on Afghanistan"
Wednesday, 22 September | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Organized by the Permanent Representation of Italy to the United Nations.
*FAO Director-General to participate.
“AOSIS Leaders' Summit"
Wednesday, 22 September | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
*FAO Director-General video message.

Live webcast | Concept Note and Agenda

“Ministerial Meeting of Land-locked Developing Countries (LLDCs)"
Thursday, 23 September | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
*FAO Director-General video message.
High-level Dialogue on Energy (HLDE)
"Celebrating bold ambition: Energy Compacts [Energy Transition, Innovation & Finance]"
Thursday, 23 September | 8:40 AM
*FAO Director-General to participate.

Watch live | Agenda | Event website

High-level Dialogue on Energy (HLDE)
Leadership Dialogue 4: Scaling up action through Energy Compacts

"Accelerating action to achieve SDG 7 in support of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement"
Friday, 24 September | 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
*FAO Director-General to participate.

Watch live | Agenda | Event website

“UN Food Systems Summit"
Thursday, 23 September | 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
*FAO Director-General to participate.

Register | Event website

UNGA side events
Road to Addis: Partner2Connect Meeting - UNGA side event
Monday, 20 September | 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
*FAO Chief Economist to participate

Register | Concept Note and Agenda | Event website

UN Food Systems Summit side events
"Making food systems work for women and girls"
Tuesday, 21 September | 9:00 AM


"Launch of the Zero Hunger Private Sector Pledge"
Tuesday, 21 September | 10:00 AM


"De-risking agriculture supply chains – Including forests in due diligence processes"
Session 2 of the seminar series "Halting deforestation: approaches and tools for forest-positive commodity value chains"
Wednesday, 22 September | 9:00 AM

Register | Watch recording | Event website

"Integrating resilience in and aligning the NAPs, NDCs, DRR and SDGs to national policies and planning"
Wednesday, 22 September | 10:00 AM


"Indigenous Knowledge Research Infrastructure (IKRI) to support the implementation of the UN Food Systems Summit"
Thursday, 23 September | 2:00 PM


"Leaving no one behind in Dryland Regions: Deploying a humanitarian-development-peace nexus approach"
Friday, 24 September | 10:00 AM


“Rigorous monitoring is necessary to guide food system transformation in the countdown to 2030 Global Goals and beyond"
Friday, 24 September | 11:00 AM
*Deputy-Director of the FAO Agrifood Economics Division, Marco Sánchez Cantillo, to participate.


Parallel events
World Economic Forum

“World Economic Forum Stewardship Board for Food Systems"
Tuesday, 21 September | 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
*FAO Director-General to participate.

Concept note and agendaEvent website

World Economic Forum

“Breaking silos to achieve food and climate security"
Thursday, 23 September | 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
*FAO Director-General to participate.

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DEVEX @ UNGA 76 – Panel discussion

"A fighting chance: The intersection of climate change and food systems"
Tuesday, 21 September | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
*FAO Deputy Director-General, Maria Helena Semedo, to participate.

Register | Event website

World Humanitarian Forum – Aid and Trade Roundtable

“The water-energy-food security nexus: practical planning and risk management"
Wednesday, 22 September | 3:20 PM - 4:20 PM
*Director of the FAO Land and Water Division, Lifeng Li, to participate.

Agenda | Concept note | Event website

NYC Climate Week – Food Climate Partnership and Columbia Climate School

“Raising ambitions for food systems and climate by uniting science and policy"
Tuesday, 21 September | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
*FAO Senior Statistician, Francesco Tubiello, to participate.

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NYC Climate Week – World Biodiversity Forum

“Nature-based solutions, finance and regenerative agriculture: How can we stimulate resilient food production and security?"
Thursday, 23 September | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
*Deputy-Director of the FAO Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment, Zitouni Ould-Dada, to participate.

Register | Event website

NYC Climate Week – The Hub Live: Food and Health session
“Peas, Trees and 1.5 Degrees: Nature and agriculture in the Climate Decade"
Thursday, 23 September | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
*Deputy-Director of the FAO Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment, Zitouni Ould-Dada, to participate. 

Register | Agenda | Event website