WHO Office at the United Nations

The 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)

Date: 12 September – 11 December 2017
Place: New York, USA

The 72nd regular session of the United Nations General Assembly will take place from 12 September – 11 December 2017 at the UN Headquarters in New York, USA. Heads of states and governments from 193 Member States will convene during the high-level week of the General Debate (18 – 29 September 2017) on the theme: Focusing on people: Striving for peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet.

The WHO delegation will be led by the newly elected WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and will aim to place health at the center of the global political agenda through engaging countries and strengthening partnerships for his priorities, namely:

  • Health for all
  • Health emergencies
  • Women, children and adolescents' health
  • The health impacts of climate and environmental health
  • A transformed WHO.

Statements by Dr Tedros, WHO Director-General

WHO co-sponsored side events

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