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."

30th session (2016)

World drug problem Official records:

29th session (2014)

Follow-up to the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development beyond 2014 Official records:

28th session (2005)

Commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps Official records:

27th session (2002)

World Summit for Children Official records: Summaries of round tables: [A/S-27/20] [A/S-27/21] [A/S-27/22]

26th session (2001)

Problem of human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in all its aspects Official records: Summaries of the round tables: [A/S-26/RT.1] [A/S-26/RT.2] [A/S-26/RT.3] [A/S-26/RT.4]

25th session (2001)

Implementation of the outcome of the UN Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) Official records:

24th session (2000)

Social Development Official records:

23rd session (2000)

Women 2000: Gender Equality, Development and Peace for the Twenty-First Century Official records:

22nd session (1999)

Small Island Developing States Official records:

21st session (1999)

Population and development Official records:

20th session (1998)

World drug problem Official records:

19th session (1997)

Earth Summit + 5 Official records:

18th session (1990)

International economic cooperation

17th session (1990)

Drug abuse

16th session (1989)


15th session (1988)


14th session (1986)


13th session (1986)


12th session (1982)


11th session (1980)

New international economic order

10th session (1978)


9th session (1978)


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)


2nd session (1948)


1st session (1947)


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