The 72nd UNGA will take place from 12 September – 11 December 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA. Heads of states and governments from 193 Member States will convene during the high-level week of the General Debate (18 – 29 September 2017) on the theme "Focusing on people: Striving for peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet".
24 July 2017 -- The UN High-level Political Forum, a mechanism that tracks and advances the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, took place at the United Nations in New York, on 10–19 July 2017. Dr Tedros Adhnom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, led the WHO delegation to the forum and participated in the opening of the ministerial segment and side events, including the WHO co-sponsored side events, and held several bilateral meetings with UN Member States and high-level UN officials.
12 July 2017 – WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, joined other senior UN officials to brief the UN Security Council on the dire cholera situation in Yemen. He outlined the on-going logistical challenges and UN system-wide efforts to provide medical treatment, safe drinking water and adequate sanitation to the Yemeni people. He called on the Council to accelerate the peace process, to bring an immediate end to this conflict and to ensure the protection of civilian infrastructure such as water, sanitation and health facilities in accordance with International Humanitarian Law and appealed for financial support for longer-term recovery and development.
21 June 2017 – On the occasion of the Third International Day of Yoga, WHO office at the UN participated in an event on ‘Conversation on Yoga for Health’ organized by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations. Dr Nata Menabde outlined the health benefits of yoga, including the key role yoga plays in the fight against the growing burden of noncommunicable diseases, providing both preventative and curative benefits.