What are the opening dates of forthcoming regular sessions of the General Assembly and of the General Debate?
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2016
The latest information on the opening dates for the upcoming General Assembly sessions is available in A/INF/70/1 which covers the dates for the 71st to 80th sessions.
|Session||Opening date of the General Assembly||Opening date of the general debate|
|Seventy-first||Tuesday, 13 September 2016||Tuesday, 20 September 2016|
|Seventy-second||Tuesday, 12 September 2017||Tuesday, 19 September 2017|
|Seventy-third||Tuesday, 18 September 2018||Tuesday, 25 September 2018|
|Seventy-fourth||Tuesday, 17 September 2019||Tuesday, 24 September 2019|
|Seventy-fifth||Tuesday, 15 September 2020||Tuesday, 22 September 2020|
|Seventy-sixth||Tuesday, 14 September 2021||Tuesday, 21 September 2021|
|Seventy-seventh||Tuesday, 13 September 2022||Tuesday, 20 September 2022|
|Seventy-eighth||Tuesday 12 September 2023||Tuesday, 19 September 2023|
|Seventy-ninth||Tuesday, 17 September 2024||Tuesday, 24 September 2024|
|Eightieth||Tuesday, 16 September 2025||Tuesday, 23 September 2025|
In paragraph 1 of its resolution 57/301 the General Assembly decided to amend rule 1 of its Rules of Procedure to read:
“The General Assembly shall meet every year in regular session commencing on the Tuesday of the third week in September, counting from the first week that contains at least one working day".
In paragraph 2 of the same resolution the Assembly decided that:
“[t]he general debate in the General Assembly shall open on the Tuesday following the opening of the regular session of the General Assembly and shall be held without interruption over a period of nine working days".
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