What is the UN General Assembly (UNGA)?

Every September, leaders from around the world convene for the United Nations General Assembly, the chief deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations. This annual gathering features hundreds of events throughout the month where world leaders discuss some of the biggest global challenges – from public health to climate change to human rights – and drive progress toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for a more equitable global future. For more information, visit the official UN General Assembly website.

Why is UNGA important?

UNGA is the world’s biggest annual development summit. As we grapple with interconnected global crises such as climate change, COVID-19 and economic inequality, the need for international cooperation and solidarity has never been more important. Now in its 78th year, we have an unprecedented opportunity to support the UN to make this a truly global moment that is accessible to everyone, everywhere. 

What is UNGA Guide?

Published annually since 2016, UNGA Guide is a comprehensive crowdsourced calendar for official and unofficial events around the UN General Assembly (UNGA). 

How is UNGA Guide associated with the UN?

This guide is an unofficial resource and is not associated with the United Nations in any official capacity. UNGA Guide does not have convening power and cannot help organize side events.

Is UNGA Guide free?

Yes! UNGA Guide is free for anyone to use and submit events; specific event prices are listed when applicable.

Why should I use UNGA Guide?

If you are organizing an event, we can help you reach a wider audience – last year, UNGA Guide featured almost 600 events and reached more than 30,000 people around UNGA. If you’re looking to participate in UNGA, access to hundreds of events is just a few clicks away.

Is there a deadline for submitting events?

No, the guide is updated on an ongoing basis throughout UNGA.

Who can I contact for further inquiries or to update my event listing?

If you have further questions, please email [email protected] and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.