UNGA 2023 schedule: A guide to which nations are speaking and when

The General Debate of the 78th General Assembly in New York begins on September 19

US President Joe Biden speaks during the 2022 United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. Bloomberg
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The annual meeting of the United Nations is taking place at its headquarters in New York and top officials will discuss the yearly agenda and global issues.

The war in Ukraine and the climate are expected to dominate discussions. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday spoke to the global gathering in person for the first time about the need to uphold the UN Charter in Ukraine.

The high-level week begins with a summit aimed at energising worldwide efforts towards the UN's 2030 development goals, which have been experiencing significant delays. This summit is scheduled for Monday, September 18.

At the start of the General Debate this week on September 19, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will present his annual report on the state of the world.

The UN’s 193 member states will be provided with a platform and 15 to 20 minutes to address the international community.

As is customary, Brazil's leader will be the first national figurehead to address the hall on Tuesday followed by US President Joe Biden.

After that will be a quick succession of world leaders over the course of the following six days.

This is the complete schedule of countries due to be speaking at the 78th UN General Assembly in New York:

Tuesday, September 19

Morning: Brazil, United States, Colombia, Jordan, Poland, Cuba, Turkey, Portugal, Qatar, South Africa, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Guatemala, Hungary, Switzerland, Slovenia, Uzbekistan.

Afternoon: Bolivia, Kazakhstan, Iran, Algeria, Argentina, El Salvador, Kyrgyzstan, Paraguay, Peru, Mozambique, Panama, Nigeria, Uruguay, Czech Republic, Costa Rica, Palau, Senegal, Germany, Japan.

Wednesday, September 20

Morning: Seychelles, Rwanda, Cyprus, Namibia, Romania, Suriname, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ghana, Lithuania, Ecuador, Slovakia, Finland, Bulgaria, Guyana, Croatia, Angola, Latvia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Honduras.

Afternoon: Estonia, Comoros, Dominican Republic, Moldova, Sierra Leone, Monaco, Chile, Mongolia, Mauritania, Liberia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Marshall Islands, Botswana, Italy, Spain, Sao Tome and Principe, Belgium, Lebanon, Libya.

Thursday, September 21

Morning: Yemen, Central African Republic, Malawi, Kiribati, Zimbabwe, East Timor, South Sudan, Guinea, Burundi, Serbia, Dominica, Sri Lanka, Congo, Kenya, Micronesia, Montenegro, Palestine, European Union.

Afternoon: Nauru, Guinea-Bissau, Albania, Sudan, China, Cote d’Ivoire, Uganda, Gambia, Equatorial Guinea, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Greece, Norway, Nepal, Kuwait, France, Austria, Chad, Togo, Denmark.

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Friday, September 22

Morning: North Macedonia, Israel, Mauritius, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, Pakistan, Barbados, Thailand, Andorra, Saint Lucia, Fiji, Luxembourg, Bangladesh, Iraq, Antigua and Barbuda.

Afternoon: Vietnam, Solomon Islands, Lesotho, Cambodia, Georgia, Gabon, Ireland, Grenada, Tuvalu, Haiti, Tonga, United Kingdom, Singapore, Australia, Bahrain, Bahamas, Sweden, Madagascar, Costa Rica.

Saturday, September 23

Morning: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Cape Verde, Somalia, Laos, Ethiopia, Papua New Guinea, Azerbaijan, Russia, Indonesia, Mexico, Philippines, New Zealand, Armenia, Iceland, Egypt.

Afternoon: Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Belarus, UAE, Nicaragua, Oman, Belize, Eritrea, Burkina Faso, Brunei, Tunisia, Venezuela, Cameroon.

Tuesday, September 26

Morning: India, Jamaica, Bhutan, Cameroon, Zambia, Nicaragua, Holy See, Syria, Maldives,North Korea, Benin, San Marino, Canada, Vanuatu and Morocco.

– The order of nations can change on a daily basis.

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Updated: September 26, 2023, 1:38 PM