UN General Assembly 2019 schedule

The ultimate guide to who is speaking and when at the 74th session of the United Nations body in New York

Delegates at the UN General Assembly in New York last year. AFP
Delegates at the UN General Assembly in New York last year. AFP

The General Debate is the most hotly anticipated part of the UN General Assembly. Every leader of a UN nation is given 15 minutes to discuss their take on world affairs, though they often overrun.

Deciding the order in which speakers take to the stage in New York is by no means a simple task, and the 74th session is no different.

However, some quirks of the system remain the same. Since the 10th UNGA in 1955, Brazil has been the first country to speak first. This is because in the earliest General Assemblies no country wanted to speak first, except Brazil. Since then Brazil has always held the first slot, now a coveted position because of the opportunity to set the tone for the debate.

As the host country, the United States is the second country to speak.

From there on, the process becomes more complicated. Speakers are given slots in order of the level of representation — the importance of the speaker sent by that country — individual preference and other factors such as an even spread of geographical balance.

The programme is also subject to change as the summit kicks off.

You can keep up with all the latest developments here.

Each day of the General Assembly general debate runs in two parts. The morning session starts at 9am (Coordinated Universal Time-5), and runs until 2.45pm. The afternoon sessions start at 3pm and run until 9pm.

The list below was updated on Thursday September 26 and is subject to changes in UN scheduling.

Tuesday, September 24

Morning

Brazil

United States

Egypt

Turkey

Nigeria

Maldives

Qatar

Switzerland

Croatia

Bolivia

Jordan

South Korea

Burkina Faso

France

Chile

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Afternoon

Angola

Portugal

Rwanda

Finland

Monaco

Niger

The Netherlands

Argentina

Latvia

Slovakia

Kazakhstan

Poland

Liechtenstein

Peru

Senegal

Italy

Spain

New Zealand

Japan

United Kingdom

Morocco

Wednesday, September 25

Morning

Ukraine

Romania

Iraq

EsWatini

Liberia

Iran

Lebanon

Palau

Georgia

Central African Republic

Colombia

Seychelles

Mauritania

Estonia

Guinea

Zambia

Chad

Honduras

Australia

Fiji

Afternoon

Ecuador

Guatemala

Kenya

Namibia

Panama

Costa Rica

Libya

Ghana

Lithuania

Ireland

Mali

Kiribati

Zimbabwe

Kuwait

Armenia

Czech Republic

Andorra

Thursday, September 26

Morning

Tonga

Cyprus

Ethiopia

Bulgaria

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Serbia

El Salvador

Sierra Leone

Somalia

Moldova

Palestine

European Union

Suriname

Ivory Coast

Gambia

Belgium

Luxembourg

Afternoon

Montenegro

Sao Tome and Principe

Comoros

Nauru

Micronesia

Malawi

Dominica

Djibouti

South Sudan

Malta

North Macedonia

Israel

Austria

Hungary

Saudi Arabia

Belarus

Denmark

Tunisia

Cameroon

Dominican Republic

Friday September 27

Morning

Mauritius

Indonesia

Lesoto

India

Norway

Singapore

Pakistan

Jamaica

Slovenia

Barbados

Tajikistan

Albania

Greece

Bahamas

St Kitts and Nevis

China

Russia

Algeria

Solomon Islands

Afternoon

Venezuela

Cape Verde

Malaysia

Saint Lucia

Samoa

Vanuatu

Bangladesh

Antigua and Barbuda

Trinidad and Tobago

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Sudan

Paraguay

Iceland

Nepal

Tanzania

Papua New Guinea

Equatorial Guinea

Saturday, September 28

Morning

Fiji

Denmark

North Macedonia

Bhutan

Uganda

Holy See

Turkmenistan

Vietnam

Cambodia

Syria

Kyrgyzstan

Cuba

San Marino

Sweden

Germany

Afternoon

UAE

Oman

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Grenada

Bahrain

Guyana

Belize

Philippines

Belarus

Azerbaijan

Myanmar

Mongolia

Mexico

Monday, September 30

Morning

Eritrea

Uzbekistan

Mozambique

Botswana

Brunei

Burundi

Congo

Zambia

Thailand

Nicaragua

North Korea

Afghanistan

Source: UN General Assembly website

Updated: September 26, 2019 05:14 PM

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