Highlights of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Date: 09/21/2018 Description: 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly - State Dept Image


The 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 73) opened at the UN Headquarters in New York City on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. During this session of the UNGA, the United States will have numerous opportunities to advance five policy themes and priorities: (1) Non-proliferation; (2) Humanitarian Assistance and Food Security; (3) Peace and Security; (4) Counterterrorism; and (5) UN Reform.

Visit the links under “In This Section” on the left side of this page for the latest information and releases surrounding U.S. participation in UNGA 73.


Secretary Pompeo Chairs a UN Security Council Meeting on D.P.R.K.

Secretary Pompeo (Sept. 27): "We must not forget what’s brought us this far: the historic international pressure campaign that this council has made possible through the sanctions that it imposed. Until the final denuclearization of the D.P.R.K. is achieved and fully verified, it is our solemn collective responsibility to fully implement all UN Security Council resolutions." Full Text» Readout»


Secretary Pompeo Releases 2018 PEPFAR Strategy Progress Report

Date: 09/25/2018 Description: 2018 PEPFAR Strategy Progress Report. © PEPFAR ImageSept. 27: Secretary Pompeo released the 2018 Progress Report on the PEPFAR Strategy for Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control (2017-2020) during the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. The Report shows the remarkable impact of PEPFAR’s investments, putting up to 13 countries on pace to achieve HIV/AIDS epidemic control by 2020. More» Report»


UN Security Council Briefing on Counterproliferation

Sept. 26: Secretary Pompeo joins President Trump at a UN Security Council meeting on counterproliferation at the United Nations, in New York City. Remarks» Fact Sheet» DipNote»


Outlaw Regime: A Chronicle of Iran's Destructive Activities

Date: 09/25/2018 Description: Outlaw Regime: A Chronicle of Iran's Destructive Activities - State Dept ImageSept. 25: Secretary Pompeo addressed the Iranian regime's malign behavior at home and abroad on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The Secretary released the State Department's new report detailing the magnitude of the Iranian regime's destructive behavior at home and abroad. The report covers Iran's support for terrorism, its missile program, illicit financial activities, threats to maritime security and cybersecurity, human rights abuses, as well as environmental exploitation. Download the report»


Secretary Pompeo's Remarks to United Against Nuclear Iran

Secretary Pompeo (Sept. 25): "The Iranian regime’s track record over the past 40 years has revealed it as among the worst violators of the UN Charter and UN Security Council resolutions – perhaps, indeed, the worst violator. It is truly an outlaw regime." Full Text» Download the new report detailing the scope of Iran's destructive activities» Special Briefing»


President Trump's Address to the UN General Assembly

President Trump (Sept. 25): "I would like to thank Chairman Kim for his courage and for the steps he has taken, though much work remains to be done. The sanctions will stay in place until denuclearization occurs." Full Text» Fact Sheet»


Program To End Modern Slavery

Sept. 24: Deputy Secretary Sullivan co-hosted a public event on the margins of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly to affirm the importance of government action to combat human trafficking. The Deputy Secretary announced a new framework to address human trafficking in supply chains and new funding to support the Department’s Program To End Modern Slavery. Full Text» Readout»


Press Briefing on the President's Agenda at the UN General Assembly

Secretary Pompeo (Sept. 24): "Americans expect the United States to assert bold leadership on the world stage that reflects our values. And under President Trump, we are certainly leading from the front. This was clear from just the first meeting this morning, in which we issued a call for Global Action for the World Drug Problem, the scourge of drug trafficking, narcotics production, and substance abuse is intensifying on a global scale. Within the United States, President Trump is leading a massive and effective counterattack against it. It’s now time for every country to follow our lead." Full Text»


Outlining American Interests at the United Nations General Assembly

Date: 2018 Description: A general view of the United Nations General Assembly hall. © UN ImageSept. 21: This week marks the formal opening of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, with High-Level week beginning on September 24. The United States will be actively engaged across a wide spectrum of UNGA events and activities, and will frame that engagement around five broad policy priorities: non-proliferation; humanitarian assistance and food security; peace and security; counterterrorism; and UN reform. DipNote»


Ambassador Haley Previews U.S. Priorities for the 73rd UN General Assembly High-Level Week

Sept. 20: Ambassador Nikki Haley outlines U.S. priorities for the 73rd UN General Assembly High-Level Week at a press stakeout outside the UN Security Council chamber. More»


Department Press Briefing - September 20, 2018

Sept. 20: Spokesperson Nauert highlights the United States’ priorities for the 73rd UN General Assembly High-Level Week during the Department Press Briefing, at the Department of State. More»