Editor's Note

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) started its 69th session at the UN Headquarters in New York on Sept. 16, 2014. World leaders from government, finance, business, and civil society are invited to attend Climate Summit 2014 on Sept. 23. The annual general debate, with the theme of 'Delivering on and implementing a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda,' will run from Sept. 24 till Oct. 1.

Background

69th UNGA Session

  • Sept. 22-23:World Conference on Indigenous Peoples
  • Sept. 23:Climate Summit 2014
  • Sept. 24 - Oct. 1:General Debate of the 69th Session
  • Purpose: To mobilize action ahead of 2015
  • Participants: More than 120 heads of state or gov't
  • Expected outcome: announcements to address climate change
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