74th United Nations General Assembly [fr]
After the closing of the G7 at the end of August in Biarritz, a new multilateral sequence will open with the High Level week of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The « willingness to construct, to build, to create unity and convergence » which marked the French presidency of the G7 will once more be found during this Ministerial week.
This annual session is the largest multilateral event in the world. Its general debate will be centered around the theme of « Galvanizing multilateral efforts for poverty eradication, quality education, climate action and inclusion ».
Within this context, France will defend loud and clear its positions on three main topics: the climate and the environment, international peace and security, and human rights, in particular women’s rights and gender equality. The first of these themes will be discussed during the Climate Action Summit during which governmental leaders, as well as leaders in the private sector and civil society, will come together around the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, in order to support the implementation efforts of the Paris Agreement and reinforce general mobilization around climate.
The French delegation, led by President Emmanuel Macron, will comprise of multiple members of the Government, including the Minister of European and Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian, the Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, Ms. Elisabeth Borne, the Minister of Economy and Finance, Mr. Bruno Le Maire, the Minister of State for the Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, the Minister of State for Gender Equality and the Fight against Discrimination, attached to the Prime Minister, Ms. Marlène Schiappa, and the Minister of Overseas France, Ms. Annick Girardin.
Follow the unfolding of events during the 74th session of the General Assembly with the hashtag #UNGA on @FranceONU via Twitter, Facebook et Instagram. Most events and statements made by French officials will also be available for live viewing on UN TV.