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UNITED NATIONS, September 14 (Itar-Tass) — The 66th session of the UN General Assembly opened at the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday.
The session will focus on the following four main areas of work: a peaceful settlement of disputes, a reform of the World Body and invigoration of its work, a more effective prevention of and response to natural calamities, and sustainable development and global prosperity, Session President, Qatari diplomat Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser said in his opening remarks at the session. He was elected to the post on a proposal made b the regional group of African countries.
According to tradition, a general political debate will be held within the framework of the session from September 21 to 27. A Russian delegation will be headed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov.
A high-level meeting on nuclear security as well as a high-level conference dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Durban Declaration and Action Program will be held at the UN headquarters on Sept 22.
A high-level conference on non-infectious diseases is to be held within the scope of the UNGA session from Sept 19 to 20. The conference is to lay groundwork for the international community's actions aimed at combating epidemics, at saving millions of human lives, and at strengthening initiatives in the field of development.
The General Assembly is the main deliberative body of the UN. It consists of representatives of all member nations, each having one vote. The General Assembly had a membership of 51 countries in 1946. On July 14, this year, Southern Sudan became a 193th UN member-state.