United Nations 75th General Assembly Sessions Start From Today

A new declaration, the UN75 will be passed today to promote equality amongst all countries. General debates start tomorrow.

Raghav N

September 21, 2020

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The United Nation’s (UN) General Assembly sessions begin today with a high-level meeting to commemorate its 75th anniversary. In the times of Coronavirus, all meetings will be held virtually this year, with no world leader traveling to the UN New York headquarters.

The program starts with remarks from the international organization’s office-bearers, including the General Assembly President Tijjani Muhammad-Bande and Secretery-General Antonio Guterres. A new resolution, called the United Nations 75 (UN75) will be adopted at the opening meeting today to mark the global peace-promoting body’s diamond jubilee.

The declaration emphasizes on the salient principles of international law, that calls for the equal treatment of all countries and recognizing the right to self-determination. It also discourages the use of military force against any nation.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will be the first leader to address the assembly on Tuesday, followed by China and the United States. While Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will make his virtual speech on Friday, 25 September, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to talk on Saturday, 26 September.

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