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IFAD at the General Assembly of the United Nations
17 - 30 September 2019

The 74th session opens on 17 September 2019, and is presided by H.E. Mr. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande.

The General Assembly is one of the six main organs of the United Nations, the only one in which all Member States have equal representation: one nation, one vote. All 193 Member States of the United Nations are represented in this unique forum to discuss and work together on a wide array of international issues covered by the UN Charter, such as development, peace and security, international law, etc.

The theme for UNGA 2019 is “Galvanizing multilateral efforts for poverty eradication, quality education, climate action and inclusion.”


UN Headquarters, New York

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The power of renewable energy

September 2019 - BLOG
At first glance it may seem access to energy shouldn’t be high on the development agenda as almost 89 per cent of the world's population has access to electricity. However, the data mask disparities between rural and urban areas.

Climate change is a youth issue

September 2019 - BLOG
Climate change ranks among the most important dynamics shaping livelihoods of young people now and in the future.

The disarming case to act right now on climate change

September 2019 - BLOG

Last Friday was the global climate strike day. I have found myself wondering how we have arrived to this point.