Where can I find statements made by the Holy See during the General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly?
Last Updated: Oct 01, 2019     Views: 338

Representatives of the Holy See have delivered statements at the following General Debates of the General Assembly:

74th sess. [2019, 28 Sept.]: A/74/PV.11: Cardinal Pietro Parolin

73rd sess. [2018, 1 Oct.]: A/73/PV.16: Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher

72nd sess. [2017, 25 Sept.]: A/72/PV.23: Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher

71st sess. [2016, 22 Sept.]: A/71/PV.14: Cardinal Pietro Parolin

70th sess. [2015, 2 Oct.]: A/70/PV.27: Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher

69th sess. [2014]: A/69/PV.17: Archbishop Pietro Parolin

68th sess. [2013]: A/68/PV.23: Archbishop Dominique Mamberti

67th sess. [2012]: A/67/PV.20: Archbishop Dominique Mamberti

2012, 24 Sept.: A/67/PV.5: Archbishop Dominique Mamberti (High-level Meeting on the Rule of Law at the National and International Levels)

66th sess. [2011]: A/66/PV.28: Archbishop Dominique Mamberti

65th sess. [2010]: A/65/PV.23: Archbishop Dominique Mamberti

2010, 20 Sept.: A/65/PV.4: Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson (High-level Plenary Meeting on the Millennium Development Goals)

64th sess. [2009]: A/64/PV.13: Archbishop Celestino Migliore

63rd sess. [2008]: A/63/PV.16: Archbishop Celestino Migliore

2008, 18 Apr.: A/62/PV.95: Pope Bendict XVI

62nd sess. [2007]: A/62/PV.12: Archbishop Dominique Mamberti

61st sess. [2006]: A/61/PV.22: Giovanni Lajolo

60th sess. [2005]: A/60/PV.22: Archbishop Celestino Migliore

2005, 16 Sept.: A/60/PV.7: Angelo Cardinal Sodano

59th sess. [2004]: A/59/PV.15: Giovanni Lajolo

[1st participation of the Holy See in General Debate. A/RES/58/314 of 1 July 2004 granted the Holy See observer status. See also A/58/871 regarding participation of the Holy See in the work of the United Nations]


1995, 5 Oct.: A/50/PV.20*: Pope John Paul II 

1979, 2 Oct.: A/34/PV.17*: Pope John Paul II [Links to press releases Note no. 4176, 4181, 4182, and 4185 below]

1965, 4 Oct.: A/PV.1347: Pope Paul VI 


Note: An asterisk [*] indicates a statement made by a Head of State or Government or a dignitary. Symbols in parentheses indicates right of reply. Symbols where no session information is given indicates that the statement was delivered during a High Level Meeting.


Disclaimer: answers are prepared by library staff using resources available at the time of writing. This site may include links and references to third-party databases, websites, books and articles, this does not imply endorsement by the United Nations.


Ask Dag Logo

Explore more than 800 FAQs in: