FP at UNGA 78

On the ground in New York City

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During the 78th annual United Nations General Assembly in New York City, Foreign Policy brought together policymakers, experts, and thought leaders to discuss complex and interconnected global issues, including the global energy transition, food security and sustainability, pandemic preparedness, universal health coverage, and the implications of digital transformation across the world. Through a series of public briefings, roundtable discussions, and forums, we examined the future of global governance and opportunities to drive progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), offering an unparalleled chance to engage with those working to build a sustainable, equitable, and prosperous future.

AI For Healthy Cities

Sept. 19, 12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. ET | Public Event | The Westin New York Grand Central
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Novartis Foundation and Foreign Policy explored the transformative potential of technology and data in addressing urban cardiovascular health globally. This session, inspired by the AI4HealthyCities initiative and the Data Collaborative on Health System performance, shed light on how partnerships around data can transform health systems from being reactive care systems to becoming proactive, predictive and ultimately preventive health systems that keep populations healthy. Learn more

Time to Adapt

Sept. 20, 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. ET | Public Event | 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City

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Foreign Policy, Foundation S, and Africa-Europe Foundation (AEF) hosted a high-level event to spotlight the health challenges posed by climate change and to advance the conversation on the financing required to support climate adaptation in order to achieve health equity. The event launched an action report produced by the Collective MindS Climate Council, the think-tank of Foundation S. The report highlights the connection between climate change and health, and the importance of supporting locally led adaptation solutions to strengthen health resilience in the face of climate change. Learn More

FP Health Forum @ UNGA78

Sept. 20, 10:30 A.M. - 12:45 P.M. ET | Public Event | 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City

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Foreign Policy’s Health Forum brought together policymakers, health experts, and industry leaders to discuss urgent global health issues, with a focus on access, equity, and security. As United Nations member states met to assess progress on their commitment to achieve universal health coverage by 2030, this gathering served as a platform to examine the current gaps, challenges, and opportunities in order to shape practical and effective solutions for the future of global health. Learn More

Food+ @ UNGA78

Sept. 20, 1:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M. ET | Public Event | 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City

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Food+ brought together experts to explore innovative approaches to strengthening food security amidst complex global challenges, including fractured global supply chains, competition over water, deforestation, and climate change. We explored collaborative approaches to fortify food systems around the world through more sustainable resource management and farming techniques, leveraging of climate and market data, as well as equitable and effective distribution, particularly to the most vulnerable. Learn More

Diagnostics Beyond 2030

Sept. 20, 6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. ET | Public Event | 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City
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Foreign Policy and Roche hosted a public briefing focused on the role of diagnostics in universal health coverage, global health security, and health systems strengthening and resilience. The event explored links between investment in diagnostics infrastructure and workforce capacity and the success of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and spotlighted how lessons from the pandemic can inform future strategies to ensure the availability and affordability of diagnostics. Learn More

FP Tech Forum @ UNGA78

Sept. 21, 9:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. ET | Public Event | 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City

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The FP Tech Forum examined the role of technology in shaping international relations, with a particular focus on cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. We explored the challenges and opportunities presented by emerging technologies, and examine ways they are transforming diplomacy, intelligence gathering, and foreign policy more broadly. Learn More

FP Energy Forum @ UNGA78

Sept. 21, 1:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. ET | Public Event | 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City

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The FP Energy Forum at UNGA 78 took a critical look at the global energy transition, with a particular emphasis on decarbonization, electrification, and resilience, all within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The forum explored the environmental, social, and economic dimensions of this transition, including the promotion of accessible, reliable, and sustainable energy, and the fostering of safe, inclusive workforces and empowered communities. Learn More

Digital Front Lines

Sept. 21, 4:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M. ET | Public Event | Microsoft Offices at 1 Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza

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Against the backdrop of the 78th United Nations General Assembly, Foreign Policy and our partners at Microsoft launched research by FP Analytics with a wide-ranging discussion about the impact and implications of increasing hybrid attacks by state and non-state actors — and how we can forge the multistakeholder and international partnerships needed to combat them. Learn More

Live Taping of Global Reboot

Sept. 21, 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. ET | Public Event | 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City

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Foreign Policy, in collaboration with the Doha Forum, held a live taping of the esteemed podcast, Global Reboot, hosted by editor-in-chief Ravi Agrawal. This episode, recorded before a live audience during the United Nations General Assembly in New York, featured a conversation with Kelly T. Clements, the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees. Learn More