General Assembly of the United Nations
General Debate: 66th Session
21-24 and 26-30 September 2011
Theme of the general debate of the 66th session: “The role of mediation in the settlement of disputes by peaceful means.” How is the theme decided? Traditionally, the President of the General Assembly proposes to Member States an issue of global concern. After their approval, they are invited to comment on the theme during the general debate.