The UN General Assembly (UNGA) represents an opportunity for the world to come together to address the most pressing global challenges we are facing today.
The 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 77) opened September 13, 2022, with High-Level Week taking place September 19-23 in New York. High-Level Week is going to be busy, with world leaders and delegations coming to the city from all over the world.
President Biden, Secretary Blinken, and Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will be participating, and dozens of other senior U.S. officials will help lead the charge on advancing the United States’ priority issues for UNGA 77:
- Combating Food Insecurity;
- Advancing Global Health and Global Health Security; and
- Upholding the UN Charter and Shaping the UN’s Future.
I’m really honored to be traveling to UNGA to help share the work of U.S. officials and the excitement that is UNGA — because, for all the acronyms and jargon, what happens at UNGA matters. The discussions that happen at UNGA, and the decisions made here affect you.
It can be difficult to keep track of everything that is happening, but we’ve got you covered. Here’s a quick list of State Department social media accounts that you can follow to keep up on the action:
Twitter: We’ll be sharing announcements, news, and updates on Twitter. You’ll want to follow these accounts for the latest:
Facebook: On Facebook, we’ll be streaming the President’s and Secretary’s remarks, publishing some longer-form explainer videos on the priority issues mentioned above, releasing photos, and taking you behind the scenes via Stories and Reels. Follow:
Instagram: On Instagram, you’ll see some amazing shots from our team of official photographers accompanying the Secretary at the United Nations, insights from the Department Spokesperson, and behind the scenes content of the U.S. delegation at work. We’ll also be sharing stories with you on what it’s like to be at UNGA and why we are doing the work we do. You’ll want to follow:
Watch Our Live Streams: If you don’t want to miss some of the major speeches and addresses, we’ll be streaming them live on state.gov and the StateDept throughout the week.
Announcements and Releases: You can be the first to read the Secretary’s speeches, fact sheets, and other announcements by watching this on state.gov and subscribe to releases and the Department’s newsletter here.
About the Author: Ashli Savoy serves as a public affairs specialist in the State Department’s Bureau of Global Public Affairs.