NEW YORK, USA – The general debate of the 76 session of the general assembly will be held from Tuesday, 21 September, to Saturday, 25 September, and on Monday, 27 September 2021, pursuant to resolution 57/301.
World leaders will discuss global issues. The theme “Building resilience through hope – to recover from COVID-19, rebuild sustainably, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of people and revitalize the United Nations” has been proposed for the general debate at the seventy-sixth session, pursuant to resolution 58/126 (annex).
Held at the beginning of each session of the general assembly, the general debate provides an opportunity for world leaders to deliver a statement on global issues.
This year, a representative who is physically present in the general assembly hall is to deliver a statement of her or his own for the general debate.
Alternatively, each Member State, observer State and the European Union may submit a pre-recorded statement by its head of state, vice president, Crown Prince or Princess, head of government, minister or vice-minister, which will be played in the general assembly hall during the general debate, after introduction by their representative who is physically present in the assembly hall.