A statement on the United Nations website says, “The Assembly is empowered to make recommendations to States on international issues within its competence.
“It has also initiated actions - political, economic, humanitarian, social and legal - which have benefitted the lives of millions of people throughout the world.”
While the reason for Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie's attendance is unknown, it is likely Princess Eugenie was there in support of her anti-slavery charity (The Anti-Slavery Collective) as she often attends events to raise awareness of important social issues around the topic.
The organisation was set up with her friend Julia de Boinville, and according to the official website, the Anti-Slavery Collective “encourages law enforcement agencies, policymakers, journalists, academics, NGO’s, companies, individuals, and survivors to collaborate and share ideas on how we can fight human trafficking.”
The royal family have been catching several flights over the past week, with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex flying to Cape Town in South Africa on Monday to being a royal tour with their son Archie.