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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 11 December 2018

UN General Assembly 2018 schedule

Who is speaking at the general debate of the 73rd session of the United Nations body in New York

US President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations General Assembly in 2017. Getty Images
US President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations General Assembly in 2017. Getty Images

The 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly opened on September 18, which will last for three months, and then will recongregate as required.

On September 25, the general debate began, in which each member state of the UN is invited to speak for 15 minutes.

It is an opportunity for nations to address the international community and is often used as a way to air grievances.

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 September 27 and is subject to changes in UN scheduling. Countries missing below have been moved from their original slot to later this week with their timing yet to be announced.

Tuesday, September 25

Morning

The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, spoke first, and the President of the General Assembly, Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces, also delivered a statement.

Brazil

Ecuador

United States

Turkey

Rwanda

Mexico

France

Seychelles

Peru

Jordan

Qatar

Iran

Finland

Nigeria

Togo

South Africa

Afternoon

Guatemala

Malawi

Egypt

Paraguay

Argentina

Switzerland

Sri Lanka

Slovenia

Zambia

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kyrgyzstan

Gambia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mozambique

Marshall Islands

Dominican Republic

Japan

Armenia

Morocco

Wednesday, September 26

Morning

Panama

Nambia

Ghana

Estonia

Lebanon

Croatia

Uruguay

Tonga

Mali

Angola

Cuba

Liberia

Slovakia

Republic of Korea (South Korea)

Romania

United Kingdom

Afghanistan

Italy

Afternoon

Cabo Verde

Ukraine

Eswatini

Honduras

Kenya

Kiribati

Zimbabwe

Poland

Portugal

El Salvador

Nauru

Bolivia

Palau

Venezuela

Central African Republic

Kuwait

Luxembourg

Norway

Netherlands

Thursday, September 27

Morning

Lithuania

Botswana

Cyprus

Macedonia

Chile

Equatorial Guinea

Haiti

Sierra Leone

Palestine

European Union

Belgium

Israel

Malta

Georgia

Vietnam

Jamaica

New Zealand

Saint Vincent and Grenadines

Afternoon

Micronesia

Guinea-Bissau

Comoros

Madagascar

Indonesia

Cote d'Ivoire

Costa Rica

Nepal

Tuvalu

Bangladesh

Spain

Serbia

Uganda

Bhutan

Mauritania

Liechtenstein

Cameroon

Tanzania

Djibouti

Ethiopia

Togo

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Friday, September 28

Morning

Albania

Guyana

South Sudan

Bulgaria

Samoa

Denmark

Vanuatu

Saint Lucia

Malaysia

Andorra

Fiji

Montenegro

Mauritius

Greece

Cambodia

China

Russia

Germany

Tunisia

Iraq

Afternoon

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Bahamas

Lesotho

Antigua and Barbuda

Moldova

Barbados

Solomon Islands

Mongolia

Ireland

Saudi Arabia

Hungary

Monaco

Australia

Kazakhstan

Myanmar

Iceland

Azerbaijan

Chad

Guinea

Libya

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Saturday, September 29

Morning

Latvia

Papua New Guinea

Oman

India

Syria

Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)

Algeria

Suriname

Singapore

San Marino

Djibouti

Philippines

Austria

Bahrain

Canada

Pakistan

Brunei

Burundi

Trinidad and Tobago

United Arab Emirates

Afternoon

Turkmenistan

Czech Republic

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Belize

Eritrea

Sao Tome and Principe

Senegal

Niger

Dominica

Congo

Grenada

Somalia

Burkina Faso

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Monday, October 1

Morning

Turkmenistan

Belarus

Sudan

Holy See

Thailand

Tajikistan

Uzbekistan

Source: UN General Assembly website

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