UN General Assembly: 4 things you need to know

Dozens of heads of state along with the UN Secretary-General, Government Ministers, leaders of UN agencies and civil society and other dignitaries are gathering in New York for the 68th Session of the United Nation’s General Assembly. The annual event – a series of meetings starting on 24th September and stretching over the better part of two weeks – will see Member States discuss and debate a range of political, economic and security-related issues.

Each year, OCHA and its partners take the opportunity to highlight key areas of humanitarian concern, and to advocate on behalf of people in crisis for solutions and support.

Here are four key humanitarian issues that OCHA will be focusing on during the 2013 General Assembly.

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