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78th Session
United Nations General Assembly

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) is the main policy-making organ of the United Nations and provides an opportunity for the world to come together to address the most pressing global challenges facing us today.  

At the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 78), the United States reinforced the President’s commitment to multilateral action by engaging actively across the full spectrum of UNGA events and activities.  

UNGA 78 opened September 5, 2023, with High-Level Week taking place September 18-22 in New York. 

Policy Priorities

The United States believes that the United Nations provides a vital platform that can help address some of the most pressing and shared challenges that affect all of us.  We are committed to continuing to work with and through the United Nations system to find solutions to these challenges. 

With that in mind, the United States focused on partnerships, principles and reforms for the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly. 

PARTNERSHIPS.  Working with a broad range of countries, including those with which we sometimes disagree, is critical to tackling global challenges and delivering on issues that matter to the United States, developing countries, and the whole world.   

PRINCIPLES.  We continue to underscore the importance of upholding the purposes and principles enshrined in the UN Charter, including respect for the sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity of every member.   

REFORM.  We must update multilateral institutions to be more effective, inclusive, transparent, and fit for purpose.  

U.S. Department of State

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