Unversed in UNGA? Stumped by SDGs? A glossary of UN General Assembly meeting lingo
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly’s yearly meeting of world leaders is here. And with it comes an array of acronyms, abbreviations, titles and terms that can be confounding to observers. The Associated Press decodes some of the key vocabulary. For starters, the event is known as UNGA — and yes, people do pronounce it “UN’-gah.” That’s short for the U.N. General Assembly’s “High-level Week.” It’s the international organization’s biggest annual event. Presidents, prime ministers, monarchs and other top leaders of all 193 U.N. member countries are invited to speak to the world and each other.