• Townhall event with SG candidates on 12 July“Leading the United Nations: A Global Townhall with UN Secretary-General candidates”

    In the margins of his High Level Thematic Debate on Human Rights, the President of the General Assembly will organize and host a Townhall event in partnership with Al Jazeera Media Network on Tuesday, 12 July 2016, from 6.00p.m – 9.00p.m EST. This event seeks to enhance public interest in the work of the United Nations and its next Secretary-General.  Attending candidates will be engaged in an open discussion about the challenges and opportunities facing the next Secretary-General. The event will begin with an initial focus on Human Rights but will proceed to address a broad range of relevant topics.

    Participation in this event will be open to member States, observers, civil society and UN staff. Register here before  Sunday, 10 July.

  • Leaders' Family Photo at World Humanitarian Summit

    ©WHS: Leaders’ Family Photo at World Humanitarian Summit

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Priorities

H.E. Mogens Lykketoft’s goal, as President of the 70th session of the General Assembly, is to support Member States to implement their ambitious and transformative 2030 Agenda through a New Commitment to Action as follows:

1. Sustainable Development

Advance the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals forging progress on the means of implementation and supportive multi-stakeholder engagement

2. Peace and Security

Advance efforts to strengthen the role and performance of the UN’s engagement in peace and security issues, including UN peace operations

3. Human Rights

Support the integration of human rights into all processes and events with a focus on the needs of the millions of people affected by conflicts and disasters

4. Good Governance

Oversee the effective running of the General Assembly, assist with advancing the selection process of the next UN Secretary-General and support efforts aimed at improving the overall functioning of the UN and its principal bodies

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