77th session of the United Nations General Assembly

As the international community faces unprecedented challenges, this important meeting is an opportunity for France to reaffirm its commitment to a strong and effective multilateralism.

French President Emmanuel Macron, French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna and French Secretary of State for Development, Francophonie and International Partnership Chrysoula Zacharopoulou will participate in the high-level week in New York.

Important meetings within or within the framework of this 77th session are (the list is constantly growing):

the general debate from Tuesday, September 20 to Monday, September 26;

  • Ministerial Summit on Information and Democracy;
  • the Christchurch summit to combat terrorist and violent extremist content online;
  • Security Council ministerial meeting on Ukraine.

For all the latest information on the 77th session of the General Assembly, follow #UNGA on Twitter at @francediplo and @FranceONU (against the French Permanent Mission to the United Nations).

The General Assembly is the main body of the United Nations. It has both an advisory and representative function and is responsible for the development of UN policies. Composed of 193 UN member states, it provides the framework for multilateral talks on all international issues covered by the UN Charter.

More information on the role and functioning of the UN General Assembly (in French)

France’s Presidency of the UN Security Council

France will hold the presidency of the UN Security Council for one month in September 2022. During this period, many high-level meetings and events will be held in New York, and a large number of heads of state and government officials are expected to attend.

The focus of this presidency will be the fight against impunity for crimes committed in Ukraine.

It also offers France the opportunity to highlight its priority issues, such as:

  • the crises in the Middle East, including Syria, Yemen and Libya;
  • peace and security in Africa;
  • peacekeeping operations by organizing a discussion on peacekeeping reform.

You can find all the latest information about the French Presidency of the UN Security Council on our website and via Twitter at @franceonu and #FrPrez.

According to the UN Charter, the “maintenance of international peace and security” is the primary responsibility of the Security Council. Each member state holds the presidency for a period of one month on a rotating basis.

You can find more information about France’s participation in the UN Security Council here.

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