74th Session of General Assembly Opens at UN Headquarters in New York
Tijjani Muhammad-Bande is sworn in as the President of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. (Photo Credits: IANS)

United Nations, September 18: The 74th session of the UN General Assembly opened at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, president of the 74th session of the General Assembly, declared the opening of the 2019-2020 session of the most representative body of the UN, Xinhua reported.

In his remarks to the opening session, Muhammad-Bande asked for action in line with the theme of this year's General Debate: "Galvanizing multilateral efforts for poverty eradication, quality education, climate action and inclusion." Iran Says ‘No Plans’ for Rouhani-Trump Meet on UN General Assembly.

Some 143 heads of state and government have registered to speak at this year's high-level week that begins on Sept. 24. The 74th session of the General Assembly will also feature other high-profile events, including a Climate Action Summit and a high-level meeting on universal health coverage.