Special sessions

The United Nations Charter (Chapter IV, article 20) provides for the General Assembly to meet in special sessions:

"The General Assembly shall meet in regular annual sessions and in such special sessions as occasion may require. Special sessions shall be convoked by the Secretary-General at the request of the Security Council or of a majority of the Members of the United Nations."

32nd session (2021) - Challenges and measures to prevent and combat corruption and strengthen international cooperation

31st session (2020) - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

30th session (2016) - World Drug Problem

29th session (2014) - Follow-up to the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development beyond 2014

28th session (2005) - Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Nazi Concentration Camps

27th session (2002) - World Summit for Children

26th session (2001) - Problem of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in All its Aspects

25th session (2001) - Implementation of the Outcome of the UN Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II)

24th session (2000) - Social Development

23rd session (2000) - Women 2000: Gender Equality, Development and Peace for the Twenty-First Century

22nd session (1999) - Small Island Developing States

21st session (1999) - Population and Development

20th session (1998) - World Drug Problem

19th session (1997) - Earth Summit + 5

18th session (1990) - International Economic Cooperation

17th session (1990) - Drug Abuse

16th session (1989) - Apartheid

15th session (1988) - Disarmament

14th session (1986) - Namibia

13th session (1986) - Africa

12th session (1982) - Disarmament

11th session (1980) - New International Economic Order

10th session (1978) - Disarmament

9th session (1978) - Namibia

8th session (1978) - Financing of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon

7th session (1975) - Development and International Economic Cooperation

6th session (1974) - Raw Materials and Development

5th session (1967) - South West Africa (Namibia)

4th session (1963) - Financial Situation of the UN

3rd session (1961) - Tunisia

2nd session (1948) - Palestine

1st session (1947) - Palestine

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