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76th Session

United Nations General Assembly

This year marked the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 76), opening in New York on September 14, 2021. UNGA High-Level Week took place September 20-24. The United States viewed UNGA 76 as an opportunity for the world to come together to address the most pressing global challenges of today, and to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to multilateral action in advancing global health, combating the climate crisis, promoting human rights and defending the rules-based international order.

Watch this video on the United States’ priorities for UNGA 76

Assistant Secretary of State for Global Public Affairs Liz Allen: “What is UNGA?”

The women who received the 2023 International Women of Courage Award and the Madeleine Albright Honorary Group Award fight for different causes but have one thing in common: They refuse to be intimidated. These are their stories.

In honor of Nowruz, President Biden, the First Lady, Vice President Harris, and the Second Gentleman celebrated the renewal of spring at the White House.

We will continue to speak out against North Korea’s human rights abuses and threats to international peace.

They may be able to shut down the voices of the people in North Korea, but they cannot shut our voices down.

This #CSW67, the U.S. joins a cross-regional group of UN Member States in expressing deep concern with the Taliban’s ongoing oppression of women and girls in Afghanistan. Afghan women and girls deserve full and meaningful participation in daily life.

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