General Debate of the 76th Session
21 to 25 September and 27 September 2021



"Building resilience through hope – to recover from COVID-19, rebuild sustainably, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of people, and revitalize the United Nations”.


This year, the debate was conducted in a hybrid fashion, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Heads of State or Government elected to either deliver their statement live from the podium in the General Assembly Hall, or have a delegate introduce their pre-recorded statement.

Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the UN

The UN Secretary-General introduced the Annual Report on the Activities of the Organization at the opening of the general debate.

Statements delivered during the general debate (2021)

 Video on-demand of all statements

21 September: AM meeting / PM meeting

22 September: AM meeting / PM1 meeting / PM2 plenary meeting

23 September: AM meeting / PM meeting

24 September: AM meeting / PM meeting

25 September: AM meeting / PM meeting

27 September: AM meeting / PM meeting

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