Dr. Amit Kapoor delivered the address on “Beyond GDP” at the UN General Assembly in Newyork on April 17, 2023.

General Assembly President convened the second science-based briefing to Member States. Eminent scientists and academics briefed UN General Assembly on beyond GDP; food security and sustainability transformation; and a scientific support system for the UN.


  • Opening by H.E. Mr. Csaba Kőrösi, President of the General Assembly
  • Panel 1 – Beyond GDP
  • Panel 2 – Food security and sustainability transformation

This was the second informal plenary meeting of the General Assembly (the first one took place on 7 February 2023) organized by the President of the General Assembly to hear briefings from eminent scientists and academics to hold impact-oriented consultations with the scientific community and bring their contributions to the General Assembly.

The briefings, open to Members States, Observers of the General Assembly and ECOSOC- accredited NGOs, focussed on science-based evidence in support of sustainable solutions.

The briefings were held in separate sessions. Each session’s introductory part was followed by an interactive discussion.

The session could be looked on the United Nations Web TV at https://media.un.org/en/asset/k1v/k1vzgefyvn

Dr. Kapoor’s discussion could be heard from 31 minute onwards.

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