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A calendar of UN General Assembly events worth tuning in to

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UNGA 2017. It’s on.
  • Annalisa Merelli
By Annalisa Merelli

Senior reporter based in New York City

Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

The program of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and related events is typically overwhelming, due to sheer breadth, jargon-packed development-speak, and the time-honored UN tradition of treating announcements as achievements. But there are also genuinely interesting and important conversations throughout the week-long gathering, which begins today.

Here’s a list of events chosen for their appeal to the real world. It includes the political speeches expected to stir up the most conversation, panels about innovation and development (technology against terrorism, internet for all), discussions of fundamental rights (women’s health, migration), and the most interesting cultural happenings. Most require advance registration to attend, but the big ones can be live-streamed.

2:30 PM
Global Mayors summit on migration and refugee policy and practice
Bill De Blasio, Concordia Summit
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4:30 PM
World Leaders for Universal Health Coverage: the core driver to achieve the SDGs
UN, Rockefeller Foundation
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5:00 PM
Tech against terrorism
Tech against terrorism
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6:00 PM
A short history of food and humans
Columbia University
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8:30 PM
Government Blockchain Professionals Group: International Case Studies
Meetup
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9:00 AM
Address by UN secretary general Antonio Guterres
UNGA
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~9:30 AM
Donald Trump, president of the United States
UNGA
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11:00 AM
Parental leave as a key to prosperity
– and other true stories
UN Women
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11:30 AM
Using data and technology to achieve sustainable development goals
United Nations Foundation
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~12:00 PM
Emmanuel Macron, president of France
UNGA
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3:15 PM
Providing internet for all
World Economic Forum
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9:00 AM
WE Day—a meeting between world leaders and youth delegates
WE
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9:00 AM
Goalkeepers—a Gates Foundation day-long event on achieving development goals
Gates Foundation
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~10:00 PM
Hassan Rouhani, president of Iran
UNGA
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~11:00 PM
Donald Tusk, president of the European Council
UNGA
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~12:00 PM
Shinzo Abe, prime minister of Japan
UNGA
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~12:30 PM
Theresa May, prime minister of the United Kingdom
UNGA
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~4:00 PM
 Faiez Mustafa Serraj, president of Libya
UNGA
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8:00 AM
Progress, opportunities, and challenges in the efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance
UN Foundation
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2:30 PM
Gender equality, data and decision making
Equal Measures 203
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3:30 PM
Mobilizing the private sector to address the refugee crisis
TENT
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6:30 PM
Migration and the 2030 Agenda
ODI
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7:00 AM
Meeting of the Troika+ of Women Leaders on gender and climate change
Permanent mission of Ireland
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1:30 PM
A Conversation with Luis Videgaray Caso (secretary of foreign affairs, Mexico)
Council on Foreign Relations
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